about Acta Crystallographica Section B

Distribution of articles

In the last year, authors from 37 different countries published in the journal, the top five being the UK, the USA, Russia, India and Poland.

Aims and scope

Aims and scope

Acta Crystallographica Section B: Structural Science, Crystal Engineering and Materials publishes scientific articles related to the structural science of compounds and materials in the widest sense. Knowledge of the arrangements of atoms, including their temporal variations and dependencies on temperature and pressure, is often the key to understanding physical and chemical phenomena and is crucial for the design of new materials and supramolecular devices. Acta Crystallographica B is the forum for the publication of such contributions. Scientific developments based on experimental studies as well as those based on theoretical approaches, including crystal-structure prediction, structure-property relations and the use of databases of crystal structures, are published.

Journal identifiers

Title: Acta Crystallographica Section B
Subtitle: Structural Science, Crystal Engineering and Materials
Abbreviated title: Acta Cryst. B
ISSN: 2052-5206
CODEN: ACSBDA
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1107/S20525206

Citation and statistical information

Impact factor history

2015 JCR data

Impact factor: 2.892
5-year impact factor: 2.5
Total cites: 10102
Immediacy index: 0.6
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: 0.00393
Article influence® score: 0.694

2016 journal statistics

Downloads: 316707
Rejection and withdrawal rate: 31%
Average publication time: 5.3 months

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 1200; click here for more details

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  • Online manuscript submission, ease of submission
  • WORD and LaTeX templates available
  • Online tools to help prepare papers
  • Tool available for preparing enhanced figures
  • Quality technical editing
  • Supporting information can be published
  • Online status check facility
  • Article publicity
  • Download, citation and altmetrics statistics available

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