Our Communication format is ideally suited to short studies – which can be preliminary in nature – that are of such importance that they require accelerated publication.
Communications must contain original and highly significant work whose interest to the EES Catalysis readership and high novelty warrants rapid publication. Authors should supply with their submission a justification of why the work merits urgent publication as a Communication. Referees will be asked to judge the work on these grounds.
Communications are given high visibility within the journal as they are published as the front of an issue. Communications will not normally exceed the length of five printed journal pages.
Full papers contain original scientific work that has not been published previously. Full papers based on Communications are encouraged provided that they represent a substantial extension of the original material. There are no restrictions on the length of a paper. Authors should include a brief discussion in the Introduction that sets the context for the novel work and gives their motivation for carrying out the study.
Reviews, Perspectives & Mini-reviews
These are normally commissioned by the editorial board and editorial office, although suggestions are most welcome – proposals (comprising the title, short synopsis, and key references) should be sent by email to the Editors at email@example.com.
Reviews, Perspectives and Minireviews must be high-quality, authoritative, state-of-the-art accounts of the selected research field. They should be timely and add to the existing literature, rather than duplicate existing articles, and should be of general interest to the journal's wide readership.
All Reviews, Perspectives and Minireviews undergo a rigorous and full peer review procedure, in the same way as regular research papers. Notes on the preparation of these articles are available from the editor and will be provided to referees.
Review articles report a detailed, balanced and authoritative current account of the selected research field. Review articles normally comprise 10,000 or more words of text, together with supporting figures and tables.
Perspectives present an authoritative state-of-the-art account of a research field. A Perspective may take the form of a personal account of research, or a critical analysis of a topic of current interest. In either form, some new unpublished research may be included. Perspectives normally comprise 5,000 to 10,000 words of text, together with supporting figures and tables.
Mini-reviews are shorter, more focused accounts of important new fields of research. They are typically up to 3,000 words in length.
All review content should consist of original text and interpretation, avoiding any direct reproduction. If a significant amount of other people's material is to be used, either textual or image-based, permission must be sought by the author in accordance with copyright law and must be made clear in the manuscript.
Opinions are typically up to 2,000 words in length and provide a personal, often speculative, viewpoint or hypothesis on a topic of current interest to the scientific community. They may concern a recent publication in the journal (in which case the author(s) concerned will be given the opportunity to respond) or discuss any current hot topic from the authors' point of view; provided that they are not defamatory to the work of others they can be controversial and stimulate counter-opinion. They can include a short biography of the author(s).
Although – by their nature – Opinion articles may be more speculative than traditional papers, for publication in EES Catalysis Opinions must contain rigorous, evidence-backed scientific justification, be referenced where possible, and bring significant and valuable insights to the field.
Opinions on set topics may be invited by the editorial office, but unsolicited pieces in response to papers already published are encouraged to promote science.
The purpose of Analysis articles is to quantitatively analyse technologies and technological systems.
Analysis articles provide an in-depth examination of energy and environmental catalysis technologies, strategies, policies, and overarching conceptual frameworks that will be of interest to the journal's wide and global readership. They should present new methods and data and fresh insights and should be written for a scientifically literate audience. They must demonstrate scholarly rigour and tightness of presentation comparable to articles in mainstream science.
An Analysis article should not simply be a repository of data with superficial or speculative commentary. Instead, through an Analysis article, a reader of EES Catalysis should learn something new about methods or data, or will be educated about an important new technology or technological strategy, or will see a policy argument in a fresh light.
Authors of potential Analysis articles are encouraged to contact the editorial office, to discuss the scope and suitability of their article. All Analysis submissions will be subject to rigorous peer review in the normal way.
Comments and Replies are a medium for the discussion and exchange of scientific opinions between authors and readers concerning material published in EES Catalysis.
For publication, a Comment should present an alternative analysis of and/or a new insight into the previously published material. Any Reply should further the discussion presented in the original article and the Comment. Comments and Replies that contain any form of personal attack are not suitable for publication.
Comments that are acceptable for publication will be forwarded to the authors of the work being discussed, and these authors will be given the opportunity to submit a Reply. The Comment and Reply will both be subject to rigorous peer review in consultation with the journal’s Editorial Board where appropriate. The Comment and Reply will be published together.