about Acta Crystallographica Section F

Distribution of articles

In the last year, authors from 25 different countries published in the journal, the top five being the USA, Japan, the UK, China and India.

Aims and scope

Acta Crystallographica Section F is a rapid structural biology communications journal.

Articles on any aspect of structural biology, including structures determined using high-throughput methods or from iterative studies such as those used in the pharmaceutical industry, are welcomed by the journal.

The journal offers the option of open access, and all communications benefit from unlimited free use of colour illustrations and no page charges. Authors are encouraged to submit multimedia content for publication with their articles.

Acta Cryst. F has a dedicated online tool called publBio that is designed to make the preparation and submission of articles easier for authors.

Journal identifiers

Title: Acta Crystallographica Section F
Subtitle: Structural Biology Communications
Abbreviated title: Acta Cryst. F
ISSN: 2053-230X
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1107/S2053230X

Citation and statistical information

Impact factor history

2020 JCR data

Impact factor: 1.056
Journal citation indicator: 0.33
5-year impact factor: 1.089
Total cites:
Immediacy index: 0.247
Cited half-life: 7.5

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: 0.00261
Article influence® score: 0.365

Scopus metrics

CiteScore: 1.9

2020 journal statistics

Downloads: 443416
Number of submissions: 98
Acceptance rate: 68%
Average publication time: 2.8 months
Number of articles published: 85
Number of pages: 623

Peer review

Peer review process
Peer review: yes
Review process: single-blind
Number of reviews requested: 299
Number of reviews received: 163

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; click here for more details

Abstracting details

Acta Crystallographica Section F 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.

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