The Special Topic: Catalysis—Facing the Future, edited by Prof. BAO Xinhe, has been published on the second volume of National Science Review(NSR) recently (http://nsr.oxfordjournals.org/content/current). In this issue, a few internationally recognized experts on catalysis have provided their views and perspectives on the future developments of catalysis science and technology. Prof. Gerhard Ertl, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, and Prof. Avelino Corma, President of the International Association of Catalysis Societies, shared their views in our exclusive interview. Prospects from Prof. Jens N?rskov, Prof. Gabriele Centi, Prof. Can Li and Prof. Bert Weckhuysen on theoretical catalysis, energy catalysis, photocatalysis and in-situ characterization of catalytic dynamics, respectively, are important guides for future catalysis research. Prof. LI Yadong, Prof. XIE Zaiku, Prof. SU Dangsheng and the professors from our own research team also provide systematic reviews and highlight on the recent progress in catalysis from fundamental studies to commercial applications, thus presenting an overview of catalysis research in China.
National Science Review (NSR) is the first review journal in English published quarterly under the auspices of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Prof. BAI Chunli is the editor in chief of NSR, and several distinguished scientists are invited as associate editors in the fields of physics, mathematics, chemistry, life science, earth science, materials science and information science. NSR aimsto review cutting-edge developments across science and technology in China and around the world, and focus on topics of interests to the international science community, including multi-national collaborations, global issues in scientific and technological development, and their impact on the society in general. NSR started its publication in 2014 and has been enlisted by Science Citation Index.