about Acta Crystallographica Section F

Distribution of articles

In the last year, authors from 33 different countries published in the journal, the top five being China, the USA, Japan, South Korea and France.

Aims and scope

Acta Crystallographica Section F is a rapid structural biology communications journal.

Articles on any aspect of structural biology, including structures determined using high-throughput methods or from iterative studies such as those used in the pharmaceutical industry, are welcomed by the journal.

The journal offers the option of open access, and all communications benefit from unlimited free use of colour illustrations and no page charges. Authors are encouraged to submit multimedia content for publication with their articles.

Acta Cryst. F has a dedicated online tool called publBio that is designed to make the preparation and submission of articles easier for authors.

Journal identifiers

Title: Acta Crystallographica Section F
Subtitle: Structural Biology Communications
Abbreviated title: Acta Cryst.F
ISSN: 2053-230X
CODEN: ACSFEN
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1107/S2053230X

Citation and statistical information

Impact factor history

2017 JCR data

Impact factor: 0.989
5-year impact factor: 0.717
Total cites: 1846
Immediacy index: 0.215
Cited half-life: 5.4

Journal citation distribution

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

Eigenfactor® metrics

Eigenfactor® score: 0.00551
Article influence® score: 0.288

Scopus metrics

CiteScore: 0.93

2017 journal statistics

Downloads: 220542
Number of submissions: 196
Rejection and withdrawal rate: 41%
Average publication time: 2.6 months
Number of articles published: 108
Number of pages: 713

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 1100 (USD 1200 from 2019); click here for more details

Abstracting details

Acta Crystallographica Section F is covered by:

Features for authors

  • 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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