about Acta Crystallographica Section D

Distribution of articles

In the last year, authors from 32 different countries published in the journal, the top five being the USA, Germany, the UK, China and Japan.

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.

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 D
Subtitle: Structural Biology
Abbreviated title: Acta Cryst. D
ISSN: 2059-7983
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1107/S20597983
Publication frequency: monthly

Citation and statistical information

Impact factor history

2022 JCR data

Impact factor: 2.2
Journal citation indicator: 1.09
5-year impact factor: 5.7
Total cites: 21180
Immediacy index: 0.8
Cited half-life: 12.4 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: 0.01954
Article influence® score: 3.966

Scopus metrics

CiteScore: 7.5

2023 journal statistics

Downloads: 913065
Number of submissions: 113
Acceptance rate: 78%
Average publication time: 4.8 months
Number of articles published: 105
Number of pages: 1119

Peer review

Peer review process
Peer review: yes
Review process: single-blind
Number of reviews requested: 343
Number of reviews received: 204

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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  • WORD and LaTeX templates available
  • Online tools to help prepare papers
  • Quality technical editing
  • Supporting information can be published
  • Online status check facility
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  • 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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