about Journal of Applied Crystallography

Distribution of articles

In the last year, authors from 39 different countries published in the journal, the top five being the USA, France, Germany, the UK and Australia.

Aims and scope

Many research topics in condensed matter research, materials science and the life sciences make use of crystallographic methods to study crystalline and non-crystalline matter with neutrons, X-rays and electrons. Articles published in Journal of Applied Crystallography focus on these methods and their use in identifying structural and diffusion-controlled phase transformations, structure-property relationships, structural changes of defects, interfaces and surfaces, etc. Developments of instrumentation and crystallographic apparatus, theory and interpretation, numerical analysis and other related subjects are also covered. The journal is the primary place where crystallographic computer program information is published.

Journal identifiers

Title: Journal of Applied Crystallography
Abbreviated title: J. Appl. Cryst.
ISSN: 1600-5767
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1107/S16005767

Citation and statistical information

Impact factor history

2017 JCR data

Impact factor: 3.422
5-year impact factor: 4.332
Total cites: 25526
Immediacy index: 0.623
Cited half-life: >10.0

Journal citation distribution

The citation distributions are for citations made in 2018 and 2017. For more information, see http://biorxiv.org/content/early/2016/09/11/062109.

Eigenfactor® metrics

Eigenfactor® score: 0.0201
Article influence® score: 1.424

Scopus metrics

CiteScore: 2.72

2018 journal statistics

Downloads: 887705
Number of submissions: 299
Rejection and withdrawal rate: 33%
Average publication time: 5.5 months
Number of articles published: 201
Number of pages: 1776

Peer review

Peer review: yes
Review process: single-blind

Open access

Journal policy: the journal operates a hybrid open-access policy
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 USD 1400; click here for more details

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  • Online manuscript submission, ease of submission
  • WORD and LaTeX templates available
  • 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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