about Acta Crystallographica Section B

Distribution of articles

In the last year, authors from 28 different countries published in the journal, the top five being Russia, Poland, Germany, France and India.

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. The journal also welcomes contributions focusing on all aspects of crystal growth related to structural science, crystal engineering and materials. 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.

Publisher information

Publisher name: International Union of Crystallography (co-published with Wiley)
Organisational address: 5 Abbey Square, Chester CH1 2HU, England
Business structure: not-for-profit organisation
Organisation owner: the International Union of Crystallography is owned by the crystallographic community. It is governed by a General Assembly and an Executive Committee, see https://www.iucr.org/iucr/governance/ec

General information

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

Citation and statistical information

Impact factor history

2023 JCR data

Impact factor: 1.3
Journal citation indicator: 0.56
5-year impact factor: 2
Total cites: 10964
Immediacy index: 0.4
Cited half-life: 26.6 years

Journal citation distribution

The citation distributions are for citations made in 2022 and 2023. For more information, see https://biorxiv.org/content/early/2016/09/11/062109.

Eigenfactor® metrics

Eigenfactor® score: 0.00209
Article influence® score: 0.52

Scopus metrics

CiteScore: 3.6

2023 journal statistics

Downloads: 394874
Number of submissions: 100
Acceptance rate: 58%
Average publication time: 4.6 months
Number of articles published: 63
Number of pages: 546

Peer review

Peer review process
Peer review: yes
Review process: single-blind
Number of reviews requested: 364
Number of reviews received: 138

Open access

Journal policy: the journal operates a hybrid open-access policy; transformative arrangements are available
Open-access licence: Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY 4.0 International)
Green open access: author accepted manuscripts may be deposited with no embargo under a CC-BY licence

Publishing costs

Submission fees: none
Page charges: none
Colour charges: none
Open-access option: the open-access fee is from USD 1890; click here for more details

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Features for authors

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

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Diversity and inclusion

We affirm that all aspects of the publication process, as well as the research undertaken in support of publication, should be conducted in such a way as to maximize inclusion and diversity in all its forms, wherever possible.

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