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  • The catalysis of CO2 conversion is a research topic ripe with potential to contribute towards a net-zero future. This Focus issue features a collection of content dedicated to progressing the fundamental science and practical implementation of this technology to advance climate goals.

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  • The old catalysis literature still has much to offer to the research community. This issue presents a selection of retro News & Views articles that highlight some key historical developments in the subareas of catalysis.

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  • Research projects are often developed by multiple groups worldwide, either in collaboration or in a form of genuine competition. In this Editorial, we discuss our approach to dealing with situations where multiple related manuscripts are submitted or published, in our journal or elsewhere, within a short period of time.

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  • On the threshold of the New Year we think back to the past 12 months and provide a few highlights.

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  • The use of a bibliography in scientific literature has evolved over time. Here, we look at its history and the roles it plays in contemporary science.

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  • We provide herein an overview of the present issue while introducing two new features that complement our submission and publication process.

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  • Reporting data according to standards accepted by the community is fundamental to the progress of science. In the broad area of catalysis, best practice principles are well consolidated in some subfields, but they are still developing in others.

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  • The severity of the COVID-19 emergency has forced society to adopt drastic containment measures. In this Editorial we discuss some of their implications for the publishing sector and for our journal.

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  • Action for a more sustainable society must be taken — calling for advances in technology. This Insight features artificial biocatalytic systems and functions not found in nature and emphasizes their potential to address major challenges faced by humankind, such as climate change.

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  • Europe is following in the steps of Japan and California towards the implementation of fuel cell vehicles. We revisit the current state of affairs in Europe while one of its flagship projects is nearing its end.

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  • As Nature Catalysis starts its third year, we look back and the past 12 months.

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  • Plastic waste is a serious matter of concern due to its disruptive impact on the environment. While disposal and reclaim strategies represent the first lines of intervention to solve this problem, upcycling options based on catalytic transformations will eventually be necessary to reconvert enormous quantities of such material.

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  • The global average temperature has been continuously rising for over a century. Action must be taken.

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  • Precious metals are an integral part of chemistry and the modern economy. Given their high and volatile prices, alternatives must be sought.

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  • The transportation sector represents a vibrant area of application for researchers in the catalysis community. This Insight presents a selection of topical articles showcasing the potential of catalysis research in an area of crucial societal relevance.

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  • In between the twin certainties of reject and accept lies a large range of decisions covered by the blanket term of Revise. Here we discuss how to deal with this uncertain result.

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  • Peer review has established itself as a crucial validation mechanism for modern science. Despite the disadvantages associated with its practice, it remains a powerful method to add value to scientific publications.

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  • Preprints are openly available non-peer-reviewed manuscripts that precede the actual peer-reviewed publication. We analyse this phenomenon that is gaining popularity across all areas of catalysis.

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  • As we celebrate our first birthday, we thank everyone involved and look back on an exciting 12 months.

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  • Models play a significant role in the development of catalysts. However, they are constructed using a reductionist approach and this poses the question of their relevance for the comprehension of physical phenomenon.

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