about Acta Crystallographica Section A

Distribution of articles

In the last year, authors from 22 different countries published in the journal, the top five being the USA, Russia, Germany, Italy and France.

Aims and scope

Acta Crystallographica Section A: Foundations and Advances publishes articles reporting advances in the theory and practice of all areas of crystallography in the broadest sense. As well as traditional crystallography, this includes nanocrystals, metacrystals, amorphous materials, quasicrystals, synchrotron and XFEL studies, coherent scattering, diffraction imaging, time-resolved studies and the structure of strain and defects in materials.

The journal has two parts, a rapid-publication Advances section and the traditional Foundations section. Articles for the Advances section are of particularly high value and impact. They receive expedited treatment and may be highlighted by an accompanying scientific commentary article and a press release. Further details are given in the November 2013 Editorial.

The central themes of the journal are, on the one hand, experimental and theoretical studies of the properties and arrangements of atoms, ions and molecules in condensed matter, periodic, quasiperiodic or amorphous, ideal or real, and, on the other, the theoretical and experimental aspects of the various methods to determine these properties and arrangements.

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Journal identifiers

Title: Acta Crystallographica Section A
Subtitle: Foundations and Advances
Abbreviated title: Acta Cryst. A
ISSN: 2053-2733
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1107/S20532733

Citation and statistical information

Impact factor history

2017 JCR data

Impact factor: 7.93
5-year impact factor: 4.227
Total cites: 13267
Immediacy index: 0.523
Cited half-life: >10.0

Journal citation distribution

For more information, see http://biorxiv.org/content/early/2016/09/11/062109.

Eigenfactor® metrics

Eigenfactor® score: 0.00499
Article influence® score: 1.209

Scopus metrics

CiteScore: 12.82

2017 journal statistics

Downloads: 932301
Number of submissions: 93
Rejection and withdrawal rate: 40%
Average publication time: 5.6 months
Number of articles published: 62
Number of pages: 488

Peer review

Peer review: yes
Review process: single-blind

Open access

Journal policy: the journal operates a hybrid open-access policy
Open-access licence: Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY)

Publishing costs

Submission fees: none
Page charges: none
Colour charges: none
Open-access option: the open-access fee is USD 1300 (USD 1400 from 2019); click here for more details

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