Focus and Scope
Aims and Scope of BCREC Journal
Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering & Catalysis, a reputable international journal, provides a forum for publishing the novel technologies related to the catalyst, catalysis, chemical reactor, kinetics, and chemical reaction engineering. Scientific articles dealing with the following topics in chemical reaction engineering, catalysis science, and engineering, catalyst preparation method and characterization, novel innovation of chemical reactor, kinetic studies, etc. are particularly welcome. However, articles concerned on the general chemical engineering process are not covered and out of the scope of this journal.
This journal encompasses Original Research Articles, Review Articles (only selected/invited authors), and Short Communications, including:
- fundamentals of catalyst and catalysis;
- fundamentals of chemical reaction engineering;
- kinetics studies of chemical reaction engineering;
- materials and nano-materials for catalyst;
- photocatalyst and photocatalysis;
- chemistry of catalyst and catalysis;
- applied chemical reaction engineering;
- applied catalysis;
- applied bio-catalysis;
- applied bio-reactor;
- membrane bioreactor;
- chemical reactor design (not process parameter optimization);
- catalyst regeneration;
- catalyst deactivation;
- surface chemistry of catalyst;
- enzymatic catalytic reaction (not process parameter optimization);
- kinetic studies of enzymatic reaction (not process parameter optimization);
- the industrial practice of catalyst;
- the industrial practice of chemical reactor engineering;
- application of plasma technology in catalysis and chemical reactor; and
- advanced technology for chemical reactors.
However, articles concerned about the "general chemical engineering process" are not covered and out of the scope of this journal.
Original Research Articles
Letter to Editor / Erratum / Corrigendum
The 1st International Conference (virtual) on Sustainable Energy and Catalysis 2021 (ICSEC 2021)Date of Event: February 16th-17th, 2021; Website: https://engineering.utm.my/chemicalenergy/icsec2021 Editors
- Mohd Asmadi Mohammed Yussuf, Malaysia
- Salman Raza Naqvi, Pakistan
- Nor Saidina-Amin, Malaysia
The 3rd International Conference on Chemistry, Chemical Process and Engineering 2020) (IC3PE 2020)
Selected and Revised Papers from 3rd International Conference on Chemistry, Chemical Process and Engineering 2020 (IC3PE 2020) (https://chemistry.uii.ac.id/ic3pe/) (Universitas Islam Indonesia (UII), Labuan Bajo, Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia by 30th September – 1st October 2020) after Peer-reviewed by Scientific Committee of IC3PE 2020 and Peer-Reviewers of Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering & Catalysis.
Editors of this Section: I. Istadi; Is FatimahEditors
- Is Fatimah, Indonesia
International Symposium of Green Engineering and Technology 2019 (ISGET 2019)For the section ofInternational Symposium of Green Engineering and Technology 2019 (ISGET 2019), this section was co-editored by Dr. Harumi Veny as Guest Editor, and editored by Prof. Dr. I. Istadi as Editor in Chief. Editors
- Harumi Veny, Malaysia
The 3rd International Conference on Chemical and Material Engineering 2018 (ICCME 2018)For the section of The 3rd International Conference on Chemical and Material Engineering 2018 (ICCME 2018), this section was co-editored by Dr. Luqman Buchori as Guest Editor, and editored by Prof. Dr. I. Istadi as Editor in Chief. Editors
- Luqman Buchori, Indonesia
The 4th International Conference of Chemical Engineering & Industrial Biotechnology (ICCEIB 2018)Editors: Asmida Ideris (Universiti Malaysia Pahang) and I. Istadi (Diponegoro University) Editors
- Asmida Ideris, Malaysia
The International Conference on Fluids and Chemical Engineering (FluidsChE 2017)Editors
- Cheng Kui, Malaysia
The 2nd International Seminar on Chemistry (ISoC 2016) (Surabaya, 26-27 July 2016)Editors
- Yuly Kusumawati, Indonesia
The International Conference on Fluids and Chemical Engineering (FluidsChE 2015)
The 2nd International Conference on Chemical and Material Engineering 2015Selected and Revised Papers from The 2nd International Conference on Chemical and Material Engineering 2015 (ICCME 2015) (29-20 September, 2015, Semarang, Indonesia) (http://econference.undip.ac.id/index.php/iccme/2015) after Peer-reviewed by ICCME 2015 and BCREC Reviewers
The 2015 Global Conference on Polymer and Composite Materials (PCM 2015)Selected Paper from The 2015 Global Conference on Polymer and Composite Materials (PCM 2015), May 16-18, 2015, Beijing, China
Selected and Revised Papers from The 2015 Global Conference on Polymer and Composite Materials (PCM 2015), May 16-18, 2015, Beijing, China (http://www.cpcmconf.org/2015/) after Peer-reviewed byPCM 2015 and BCREC Reviewers
Peer Review Process / Policy
All manuscripts submitted to this journal (Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering & Catalysis) must follow Focus and Scope and Author Guidelines of this journal. The submitted manuscripts must fulfill scientific merit or novelty appropriate to the focus and scope of this journal.
All manuscripts submitted to this journal must be written in good English. Authors for whom English is not their native language are encouraged to have their paper checked before submission for grammar and clarity. English language and copyediting services can be provided by International Science Editing and Asia Science Editing. The work must not have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.
All submitted manuscripts must be free from plagiarism content. All authors are suggested to use plagiarism detection software to do the similarity checking (please use Turnitin or iThenticate to check the similarity). Editors will also check the similarity of manuscripts in this journal by using a Turnitin or iThenticate software.
The submitted manuscripts to this journal will be peer-reviewed at least 2 (two) or more expert reviewers from Peer-Reviewers Team. The reviewers give scientific valuable comments improving the contents of the manuscript. Sometimes (if required) a third peer-reviewer is needed to give critical comments to the submitted manuscript. The review process used in this journal is a blind review system.
The final decision of manuscript acceptance is solely made by Editor in Chief/Regional (Handling) Editor (together with Editorial Board if required) according to reviewers' critical comments. The final decision of the manuscript is solely based on the Editor's final review which considering peer-reviewers comments (but not solely by Reviewer).
Publication of accepted articles including assigning the article to the published issues will be made by Editor in Chief by considering the sequence of accepted date and geographical distribution of authors as well as a thematic issue.
Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering & Catalysis (ISSN 1978-2993).
Short journal title: Bull. Chem. React. Eng. Catal.
For year 2021, 4 issues (Volume 16, Issue 1 (March), Issue 2 (June), Issue 3 (September), and Issue 4 (December)) are scheduled for publication with 18-23 articles per issue.
Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering & Catalysis is electronically published via journal website (https://bcrec.undip.ac.id/ or https://bcrec.id or https://ejournal2.undip.ac.id/index.php/bcrec/ ).
The BCREC journal is published by Masyarakat Katalis Indonesia - Indonesian Catalyst Society (MKICS) jointly with Department of Chemical Engineering, Diponegoro University.
Commencement of publication: January 2007
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate fulltext open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. All articles published Open Access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download. Articles are freely available to both subscribers and the wider public following Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA). We are continuously working with our author communities to select the best choice of license options: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA).
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Authors/Readers/Third Parties can copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, as well as remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially, but they must give appropriate credit (the name of the creator and attribution parties (authors detail information), a copyright notice, an open access license notice, a disclaimer notice, and a link to the material), provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made (Publisher indicates the modification of the material (if any) and retain an indication of previous modifications using a CrossMark Policy and information about Erratum-Corrigendum notification).
Authors/Readers/Third Parties can read, print and download, redistribute or republish the article (e.g. display in a repository), translate the article, download for text and data mining purposes, reuse portions or extracts from the article in other works, sell or re-use for commercial purposes, remix, transform, or build upon the material, they must distribute their contributions under the same license as the original Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA).
About BCREC Journal
Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering & Catalysis is an international journal published by Masyarakat Katalis Indonesia - Indonesian Catalyst Society (MKICS) jointly with Department of Chemical Engineering, Diponegoro University. The research article submitted to this online journal will be peer-reviewed. The accepted research articles will be available online (free download) following the journal peer-reviewing process. The language used in this journal is English.
Official Website of BCREC Journal is: https://bcrec.id/
Online Submission Website address: https://ejournal2.undip.ac.id/index.php/bcrec
This journal has been distributed by EBSCO PUBLISHING (Academic Search Complete, and Academic Search Premiere) started from Volume 4 Number 1 Year 2009 to present. This journal has been indexed by SCOPUS, Clarivate Analytics Web of Sciences, and Engineering Village started from Volume 6 Number 1 Year 2011 to present.
This journal has been indexed by CrossRef and all articles have DOI number.
All articles published Open Access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download. We are continuously working with our author communities to select the best choice of license as follows:
• Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA)
Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering & Catalysis (ISSN 1978-2993).
Short journal title abbreviation: Bull. Chem. React. Eng. Catal.
For year 2020, Volume 15, Number 1-3 are scheduled for publication (April, August, December).
Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering & Catalysis is electronically published via the official journal website (https://bcrec.id/).
The BCREC journal is published by Department of Chemical Engineering, Diponegoro University jointly with Masyarakat Katalis Indonesia - Indonesian Catalyst Society (MKICS).
Commencement of publication: January 2007
Copyright (c) 2014-2020 by Department of Chemical Engineering, Diponegoro University jointly with Masyarakat Katalis Indonesia - Indonesian Catalyst Society (MKICS). All right reserved.
Publication Ethics and Allegations of Research Misconduct
Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering & Catalysis (Bull. Chem. React. Eng. Catal.) is a peer-reviewed international journal. This statement clarifies the ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal as well as allegations of research misconduct, including the author, the chief editor, the Editorial Board, the peer-reviewer and the publisher (Diponegoro University). This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication
The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed BCREC journal is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is, therefore, important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher, and the society.
Diponegoro University as the publisher of Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering & Catalysis takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously, and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. Also, the Department of Chemical Engineering of Diponegoro University and Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.
Allegations of Research Misconduct
Research misconduct means fabrication, falsification, citation manipulation, or plagiarism in producing, performing, or reviewing research and writing an article by authors, or in reporting research results. When authors are found to have been involved with research misconduct or other serious irregularities involving articles that have been published in scientific journals, Editors have a responsibility to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the scientific record.
In cases of suspected misconduct, the Editors and Editorial Board will use the best practices of COPE to assist them to resolve the complaint and address the misconduct fairly. This will include an investigation of the allegation by the Editors. A submitted manuscript that is found to contain such misconduct will be rejected. In cases where a published paper is found to contain such misconduct, a retraction can be published and will be linked to the original article.
The first step involves determining the validity of the allegation and an assessment of whether the allegation is consistent with the definition of research misconduct. This initial step also involves determining whether the individuals alleging misconduct have relevant conflicts of interest.
If scientific misconduct or the presence of other substantial research irregularities is a possibility, the allegations are shared with the corresponding author, who, on behalf of all of the coauthors, is requested to provide a detailed response. After the response is received and evaluated, additional review and involvement of experts (such as statistical reviewers) may be obtained. For cases in which it is unlikely that misconduct has occurred, clarifications, additional analyses, or both, published as letters to the editor, and often including a correction notice and correction to the published article are sufficient.
Institutions are expected to conduct an appropriate and thorough investigation of allegations of scientific misconduct. Ultimately, authors, journals, and institutions have an important obligation to ensure the accuracy of the scientific record. By responding appropriately to concerns about scientific misconduct, and taking necessary actions based on evaluation of these concerns, such as corrections, retractions with replacement, and retractions, BCREC journal will continue to fulfill the responsibilities of ensuring the validity and integrity of the scientific record.
The editor of the Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering & Catalysis journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
Complaints and Appeals
BCREC journal will have a clear procedure for handling complaints against the journal, Editorial Staff, Editorial Board or Publisher. The complaints will be clarified to a respected person with respect to the case of complaint. The scope of complaints includes anything related to the journal business process, i.e. editorial process, found citation manipulation, unfair editor/reviewer, peer-review manipulation, etc. The complaint cases will be processed according to COPE guideline. The complaint cases should be sent by email to: email@example.com.
An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.
Duties of ReviewersContribution to Editorial Decisions
Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.Promptness
Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.Confidentiality
Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorised by the editor.Standards of Objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.Acknowledgement of Sources
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
Duties of AuthorsReporting standards
Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.Data Access, Retention and Reproducibility
Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data, if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication. Authors are responsible for data reproducibility.Originality and Plagiarism
The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
An author should not, in general, publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.Acknowledgement of Sources
Proper acknowledgement of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.Authorship and Contributorship of the Article
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors.
Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.
The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.Fundamental errors in published work
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
If the research work involves chemicals, human, animals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript in order to obey ethical conduct of research using animals and human subjects. If required, Authors must provide legal ethical clearance from association or legal organization.
If the research involves confidential data and of business/marketing practices, authors should clearly justify this matter whether the data or information will be hidden securely or not.
Intelectual Property (Copyright Policy)
Journal policy about intelectual property or copyright is declared here: https://ejournal2.undip.ac.id/index.php/bcrec/about/submissions#copyrightNotice
Peer-Review Process Policy
Peer-Review process/policy is declared here: https://ejournal2.undip.ac.id/index.php/bcrec/about/editorialPolicies#peerReviewProcess
Post-Publication Discussions and Corrections
BCREC journal accepts discussion and corrections on published articles by reader. In case the reader giving discussions and corrections toward a published article, the reader can contact by email to Editor in Chief by explaining the discussions and corrections. If accepted (by Editor in Chief), the discussions and correction will be published in next issue as Letter to Editor. Respected Authors can reply/answer the discussions and corrections from the reader by sending the reply to Editor in Chief. Therefore, Editors may publish the answer as Reply to Letter to Editor.
Editor-in-Chief of Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering & Catalysis
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|Addendum||Publication item giving additional information regarding another publication item, mostly presenting additional results.|
|Correspondence||Letter to the editor or a reply to the letter.|
|Discussion||Argumentative communication, like papers in a discussion, but also perspectives, commentaries, etc.|
|Duplicate||Accidental duplication of an article in another Elsevier journal. The text of the article is retracted. The HTML pages are replaced by a single page with citation details and an explanation. The PDF pages remain with a watermark on every page to notify it is a duplicate.|
|Erratum||Article in which errors are reported that were made in an earlier publication in the same journal. It can be Erratum (publishing error) but also Corrigendum (author error).|
|Full Length Article||Complete report on original research.|
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|Review article||Substantial overview of original research, usually with a comprehensive bibliography, generally also contains a table of contents.|
|Short Communication||Short report or announcement of research, usually claiming certain results, usually with a shorter publication time than other papers in the same publication. Appear under many names, such as Letter Papers, Preliminary notes, Notes, etc.|