about Acta Crystallographica Section F

Distribution of articles

In the last year, authors from 15 different countries published in the journal, the top five being the USA, Japan, Germany, the UK and China.

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.

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 F
Subtitle: Structural Biology Communications
Abbreviated title: Acta Cryst. F
ISSN: 2053-230X
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1107/S2053230X
Publication frequency: monthly

Citation and statistical information

Impact factor history

2022 JCR data

Impact factor: 0.9
Journal citation indicator: 0.29
5-year impact factor: 0.9
Total cites: 1805
Immediacy index: 0.4
Cited half-life: 8.8 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: 0.00118
Article influence® score: 0.291

Scopus metrics

CiteScore: 2

2023 journal statistics

Downloads: 352978
Number of submissions: 54
Acceptance rate: 71%
Average publication time: 3.3 months
Number of articles published: 41
Number of pages: 307

Peer review

Peer review process
Peer review: yes
Review process: single-blind
Number of reviews requested: 146
Number of reviews received: 75

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 1490; 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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