Cross journal Themed Collection: 25 years of The Netherlands’ Catalysis and Chemistry Conference (NCCC)

The Royal Society of Chemistry is delighted to support the 25th Netherlands’ Catalysis and Chemistry Conference (NCCC) taking place from 4–6 March 2024. As part of our partnership with this event, a number of our journals are inviting contributions to a cross journal themed collection, Guest Edited by Atsushi Urakawa (Technische Universiteit Delft), Petra De Jongh  (Universiteit Utrecht), Pieter Bruijnincx (Universiteit Utrecht), Moniek Tromp (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen), Caroline Paul (Technische Universiteit Delft), Sammy Verbruggen (Universiteit Antwerpen) and Matthijs Ruitenbeek (Dow Benelux BV).

Since its birth, NCCC has served as the premier forum to discuss advancements in catalysis research and to foster a dynamic exchange of innovative ideas among academic and industrial scientists in The Netherlands and in Flanders, Belgium. It has a strong focus on young and upcoming researchers, bringing them into contact with the more established and experienced researchers in the field.


This collection intends to showcase a variety of fundamental and applied catalysis research widely recognised by scientists worldwide as an extraordinary hub for catalysis that is driven jointly by a community of strong academic groups, industry and commercial activities. The scope of this collection covers the breadth of catalysis science & engineering . Preferred topics include but are not limited to:

  • Fundamental and applied studies in heterogeneous catalysis, homogeneous catalysis and biocatalysis
  • Developments in electro- and photochemistry
  • Alternative feedstock uses and carbon circularity (CO2 and biomass conversion)
  • Advanced materials characterization
  • Energy materials
  • Computational chemistry
  • Catalysis for materials circularity (new polymers and plastics recycling)

Journals involved

The following RSC journals are supporting the collection:

  • Chemical Science – A diamond open access journal that is home to exceptional research, with a wide-ranging scope that covers the full breadth of the chemical sciences.
  • Catalysis Science & Technology – A multidisciplinary journal focusing on cutting edge research across all fundamental science and technological aspects of catalysis.
  • Reaction Chemistry & Engineering – An interdisciplinary journal bridging the gap between chemistry and chemical engineering.
  • Green Chemistry – A multidisciplinary journal providing a unique forum for the publication of innovative research on the development of alternative green and sustainable technologies that is likely to be of wide general appeal.
  • PCCP – An international journal publishing original, cutting-edge research in physical chemistry, chemical physics and biophysical chemistry.
  • EES Catalysis – A premier journal, publishing high-quality experimental and theoretical catalysis research for energy and environmental applications.
  • RSC Sustainability – An inclusive journal publishing solutions-focused research dedicated to solving sustainability challenges.
  • RSC Applied Interfaces – A dedicated, interdisciplinary journal publishing articles that highlight the impact of applied interfacial and surface research.
  • RSC Mechanochemistry – An inclusive journal focusing on the publication of innovative research that advances the fundamental understanding and application of the use of mechanical force for driving and controlling chemical reactions and materials transformations in the gas, liquid, and solid states.

As a global society publisher, the RSC positions itself as a leading voice for the chemical sciences and puts catalysis science, as well as the themes covered in NCCC in the spotlight. We recognise the potential of the chemical sciences to provide innovative solutions to the most pressing challenges – and the importance of giving a platform to scientists whose discoveries catalyse global change.

To express an interest in contributing to the collection, please reach out to our Editorial team (

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