about Acta Crystallographica Section E

Distribution of articles

In the last year, authors from 66 different countries published in the journal, the top five being the USA, India, Germany, Morocco and Turkey.

Aims and scope

Acta Crystallographica Section E: Crystallographic Communications is the IUCr's open-access structural communications journal. It provides a fast, simple and easily accessible publication mechanism for crystal structure determinations of inorganic, metal-organic and organic compounds. The electronic submission, validation, refereeing and publication facilities of the journal ensure rapid and high-quality publication of fully validated structures. The primary article category is Research Communications; these are peer-reviewed articles describing one or more structure determinations with appropriate discussion of the science. Note that Data Reports are now published in IUCrData.

Journal identifiers

Title: Acta Crystallographica Section E
Subtitle: Crystallographic Communications
Abbreviated title: Acta Cryst. E
ISSN: 2056-9890
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1107/S20569890

Citation and statistical information

Acta E is currently included in the Emerging Sources Citation Index.

Impact factor history

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.

Scopus metrics

CiteScore: 1

2019 journal statistics

Downloads: 5706178
Number of submissions: 497
Acceptance rate: 80%
Average publication time: 1.3 months
Number of articles published: 392
Number of pages: 1952

Peer review

Peer review process
Peer review: yes
Review process: single-blind
Number of reviews requested: 779
Number of reviews received: 593

Open access

Journal policy: the journal is open access
Open-access licence: Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY)

Publishing costs

Submission fees: none
Page charges: none
Colour charges: none
Open-access fees: the open-access fee is USD 400 (USD 450 for 2021); click here for more details

Abstracting details

Acta Crystallographica Section E is covered by:

Features for authors

  • Online manuscript submission, ease of submission
  • 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.

Research communications

Research communications are designed to help authors bring out the science behind their structure determinations. Authors are encouraged to report more than one structure in the same communication and also to include the results of investigations with other techniques. The Research communications format makes Acta E the natural home for structure determinations with interesting science to report.

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