about Acta Crystallographica Section D

Distribution of articles

In the last year, authors from 31 different countries published in the journal, the top five being the USA, the UK, Japan, Germany and Sweden.

Aims and scope

Acta Crystallographica Section D welcomes the submission of articles covering any aspect of structural biology, with a particular emphasis on the structures of biological macromolecules or the methods used to determine them.

Reports on new structures of biological importance may address the smallest macromolecules to the largest complex molecular machines. These structures may have been determined using any structural biology technique including crystallography, NMR, cryoEM and/or other techniques. The key criterion is that such articles must present significant new insights into biological, chemical or medical sciences. The inclusion of complementary data that support the conclusions drawn from the structural studies (such as binding studies, mass spectrometry, enzyme assays, or analysis of mutants or other modified forms of biological macromolecule) is encouraged.

Methods articles may include new approaches to any aspect of biological structure determination or structure analysis but will only be accepted where they focus on new methods that are demonstrated to be of general applicability and importance to structural biology. Articles describing particularly difficult problems in structural biology are also welcomed, if the analysis would provide useful insights to others facing similar problems.

Journal identifiers

Title: Acta Crystallographica Section D
Subtitle: Structural Biology
Abbreviated title: Acta Cryst. D
ISSN: 2059-7983
CODEN: ABCRE6
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1107/S20597983

Citation and statistical information

Impact factor history

2019 JCR data

Impact factor: 5.266
5-year impact factor: 3.181
Total cites: 21750
Immediacy index: 0.871
Cited half-life: 9.6

Journal citation distribution

The citation distributions are for citations made in 2019 and 2018. For more information, see http://biorxiv.org/content/early/2016/09/11/062109.

Eigenfactor® metrics

Eigenfactor® score: 0.01822
Article influence® score: 1.672

Scopus metrics

CiteScore: 6.6

2019 journal statistics

Downloads: 1256349
Number of submissions: 160
Acceptance rate: 71%
Average publication time: 4.9 months
Number of articles published: 112
Number of pages: 1147

Peer review

Peer review process
Peer review: yes
Review process: single-blind
Number of reviews requested: 396
Number of reviews received: 286

Open access

Journal policy: the journal operates a hybrid open-access policy; transformative arrangements are available
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 from USD 1400 (from USD 1600 for 2021); click here for more details

Abstracting 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
  • 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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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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