about Acta Crystallographica Section C

Distribution of articles

In the last year, authors from 34 different countries published in the journal, the top five being the USA, China, Poland, India and Germany.

Aims and scope

Acta Crystallographica Section C: Structural Chemistry is continuing its transition to a journal that publishes exciting science with structural content, in particular, important results relating to the chemical sciences. Section C is the journal of choice for the rapid publication of articles that highlight interesting research facilitated by the determination, calculation or analysis of structures of any type, other than macromolecular structures. Articles that emphasize the science and the outcomes that were enabled by the study are particularly welcomed. Authors are encouraged to include mainstream science in their papers, thereby producing manuscripts that are substantial scientific well-rounded contributions that appeal to a broad community of readers and increase the profile of the authors.

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 C
Subtitle: Structural Chemistry
Abbreviated title: Acta Cryst. C
ISSN: 2053-2296
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1107/S20532296
Publication frequency: monthly

Citation and statistical information

Impact factor history

2022 JCR data

Impact factor: 0.8
Journal citation indicator: 0.31
5-year impact factor: 0.7
Total cites: 10071
Immediacy index: 0.3
Cited half-life: 7.7 years

Journal citation distribution

The citation distributions are for citations made in 2021 and 2020. For more information, see https://biorxiv.org/content/early/2016/09/11/062109.

Eigenfactor® metrics

Eigenfactor® score: 0.00086
Article influence® score: 0.116

Scopus metrics

CiteScore: 2.1

2022 journal statistics

Downloads: 303777
Number of submissions: 171
Acceptance rate: 57%
Average publication time: 2.7 months
Number of articles published: 96
Number of pages: 759

Peer review

Peer review process
Peer review: yes
Review process: single-blind
Number of reviews requested: 445
Number of reviews received: 210

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 from USD 1650; click here for more details

Abstracting details

Acta Crystallographica Section C is covered by:

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.

Special and virtual issues

Selected special issues published in Acta Crystallographica Section C

Halogen, chalcogen, pnictogen and tetrel bonds: structural chemistry and beyond (May 2023)

Polyoxometalates (November 2018)

NMR Crystallography (March 2017)

Scorpionates: a golden anniversary (November 2016)

Full details are available on the special issues page.

An interesting virtual collection features Coordination polymers, with an introduction by Len Barbour.

What are the 'most read' articles from the recent special issues?

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