about Journal of Applied Crystallography

Distribution of articles

In the last year, authors from 36 different countries published in the journal, the top five being the USA, Germany, France, Japan and China.

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
CODEN: JACGAR
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1107/S16005767

Citation and statistical information

Impact factor history

2020 JCR data

Impact factor: 3.304
Journal citation indicator: 1.02
5-year impact factor: 4.18
Total cites: 30593
Immediacy index: 2.561
Cited half-life: 12.1

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: 0.01399
Article influence® score: 1.323

Scopus metrics

CiteScore: 6.1

2020 journal statistics

Downloads: 909527
Number of submissions: 297
Acceptance rate: 68%
Average publication time: 5.7 months
Number of articles published: 188
Number of pages: 1631

Peer review

Peer review process
Peer review: yes
Review process: single-blind
Number of reviews requested: 1085
Number of reviews received: 531

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 1600; 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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