about Acta Crystallographica Section E

Distribution of articles

In the last year, authors from 66 different countries published in the journal, the top five being the USA, India, Germany, China and South Korea.

Aims and scope

Acta Crystallographica Section E: Crystallographic Communications is the IUCr's open-access structural communications journal. It provides a fast, simple and easily accessible publication mechanism for crystal structure determinations of inorganic, metal-organic and organic compounds. The electronic submission, validation, refereeing and publication facilities of the journal ensure rapid and high-quality publication of fully validated structures. The primary article category is Research Communications; these are peer-reviewed articles describing one or more structure determinations with appropriate discussion of the science. Note that Data Reports are now published in IUCrData.

Journal identifiers

Title: Acta Crystallographica Section E
Subtitle: Crystallographic Communications
Abbreviated title: Acta Cryst. E
ISSN: 2056-9890
CODEN: ACSECI
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1107/S20569890

Citation and statistical information

Acta E is currently included in the Thomson Reuters Emerging Sources Citation Index.

Impact factor history

2016 journal statistics

Downloads: 3931463
Rejection and withdrawal rate: 17%
Average publication time: 0.9 months

Peer review

Peer review: yes
Review process: single-blind

Open access

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

Publishing costs

Submission fees: none
Page charges: none
Colour charges: none
Open-access fees: the open-access fee is USD 200; click here for more details

Abstracting details

Acta Crystallographica Section E is covered by:

Features for authors

  • Online manuscript submission, ease of submission
  • 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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Research communications

The first papers in this new format were published in July 2014. Research communications are longer papers with new text sections designed to help authors bring out the science behind their structure determinations. Figures are included in the published paper and, for the first time in Acta E, individual reports are not limited to single structure determinations. The Research communications format will make Acta E the natural home for structure determinations with interesting science to report.

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