about Journal of Applied Crystallography

Distribution of articles

In the last year, authors from 35 different countries published in the journal, the top five being the USA, Germany, France, China and Japan.

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.

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

Citation and statistical information

Impact factor history

2022 JCR data

Impact factor: 6.1
Journal citation indicator: 1.64
5-year impact factor: 4.6
Total cites: 30675
Immediacy index: 0.7
Cited half-life: 13.4 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: 0.01015
Article influence® score: 1.289

Scopus metrics

CiteScore: 7.8

2023 journal statistics

Downloads: 1219703
Number of submissions: 317
Acceptance rate: 63%
Average publication time: 6.0 months
Number of articles published: 198
Number of pages: 1884

Peer review

Peer review process
Peer review: yes
Review process: single-blind
Number of reviews requested: 1244
Number of reviews received: 498

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 1890; click here for more details

Abstracting details

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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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