We are excited to announce the launch of the Catalysis Science & Technology Emerging Investigators Series.
With this initiative we aim to highlight cutting edge research from members of the catalysis community in the earlier stages of their research careers.
To best meet the needs of contributing authors, there will be no fixed deadlines. Papers accepted for publication in the Emerging Investigators Series will be published in the earliest available issue and collated together in a dedicated Emerging Investigators page on the journal website which can be found here: rsc.li/cst-emerging. We hope this allows for continual exposure of exciting work from early-career members of the community, with focus and emphasis on individual authors and research groups.
The Emerging Investigators Series has an overall objective to showcase the full diversity of cutting-edge research carried out by newer voices from across the worldwide catalysis research community. We will consider additional applications and nominations on their own merit; please contact email@example.com if you are interested in being considered for the series or nominating an exceptional early-career colleague.
All submissions to the Emerging Investigators Series will be subject to the journal’s high standards in peer review.
What happens now?
In order to be eligible to feature as an Emerging Investigator, contributors must:
- Publish research within the journal scope
- Currently be an independent research leader
- Have not been featured as an Emerging Investigator in a previous Catalysis Science & Technology Emerging Investigators Series article.
- Have either a) received their PhD no earlier than 01 January of the year 12 years prior to the year of submission, or b) have no more than 12 years of post-PhD research experience on 01 January in the year of submission when taking into account any career breaks.
(For example: for submission in 2021 an eligible contributor must have either a) a PhD awarded on or after 01 January 2009, or b) no more than 12 years of post-PhD research experience by 01 January 2021)
Authors previously featured as Catalysis Science & Technology Emerging Investigators may with no restriction be co-authors on subsequent papers in the Catalysis Science & Technology Emerging Investigators Series, but they may not be the sole eligible corresponding author, and will not be featured as Emerging Investigators more than once.
Contributors will be required to confirm their eligibility by sending their CV to the journal editors at firstname.lastname@example.org.