about Acta Crystallographica Section E

Distribution of articles

In the last year, authors from 54 different countries published in the journal, the top five being the USA, Germany, India, Ukraine and Japan.

Aims and scope

Acta Crystallographica Section E: Crystallographic Communications is the IUCr's open-access structural communications journal. It has been open access since 2008 and 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.

Publisher information

Publisher name: International Union of Crystallography
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 E
Subtitle: Crystallographic Communications
Abbreviated title: Acta Cryst. E
ISSN: 2056-9890
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1107/S20569890
Publication frequency: monthly

Citation and statistical information

Impact factor history

2023 JCR data

Impact factor: 0.5
Journal citation indicator: 0.4
5-year impact factor: 0.6
Total cites: 4450
Immediacy index: 0.3
Cited half-life: 12.7 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: 0.00101
Article influence® score: 0.073

Scopus metrics

CiteScore: 1.9

2023 journal statistics

Downloads: 5486117
Number of submissions: 302
Acceptance rate: 87%
Average publication time: 1.6 months
Number of articles published: 242
Number of pages: 1227

Peer review

Peer review process
Peer review: yes
Review process: single-blind
Number of reviews requested: 599
Number of reviews received: 530

Open access

Journal policy: the journal is open access
Open-access licence: Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY 4.0 International)

Publishing costs

Submission fees: none
Page charges: none
Colour charges: none
Open-access fees: the open-access fee is USD 530; 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
  • 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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