A Scientometric Analysis of Catalysis Research

Journal of Scientometric Research,2020,9,3,335-343.
Published:December 2020
Type:Perspective Paper
Author(s) affiliations:

Rosaria Ciriminna1, Irina L Simakova2, Mario Pagliaro1,*, Dmitry Yu Murzin3

1Istituto per lo Studio dei Materiali Nanostrutturati, CNR, via U. La Malfa, Palermo, ITALY.

2Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, Lavrentieva 5, Novosibirsk, RUSSIA.

3Industrial Chemistry and Reaction Engineering, Abo Akademi University, Biskopsgatan, Turku, FINLAND.


The outcomes of the present scientometric analysis of research in catalysis provide chemistry and catalysis scholars with a closer bibliometric knowledge of an old and central field of chemical research. The field nowadays is being reshaped by fundamental and technological advances spanning from single-atom heterogeneous catalysis to flow chemistry. Improving and widening research and education in catalysis is a strategic need for national economies. Four research policy guidelines aimed at fostering progress in catalysis research and education conclude the study.

Yearly number of publications in catalysis science and technology, 2015-2020 (November 17, 2020). [Source: Scopus]