about IUCrJ

Distribution of articles

In the last year, authors from 24 different countries published in the journal, the top five being the USA, China, the UK, South Korea and Germany.

Aims and scope

IUCrJ is a fully open-access peer-reviewed journal from the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr).

The journal publishes high-profile articles on all aspects of the sciences and technologies supported by the IUCr via its commissions, including emerging fields where structural results underpin the science reported in the article. Our aim is to make IUCrJ the natural home for high-quality structural science results. Chemists, biologists, physicists and material scientists are actively encouraged to report their structural studies in IUCrJ.

IUCrJ covers seven broad areas:

The journal was launched in 2014 to commemorate the International Year of Crystallography.

Publisher information

Publisher name: International Union of Crystallography
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: IUCrJ
Abbreviated title: IUCrJ
ISSN: 2052-2525
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1107/S20522525
Publication frequency: bimonthly

Citation and statistical information

Impact factor history

2022 JCR data

Impact factor: 3.9
Journal citation indicator: 1.27
5-year impact factor: 4.4
Total cites: 2941
Immediacy index: 1.2
Cited half-life: 4.2 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: 0.00861
Article influence® score: 2.114

Scopus metrics

CiteScore: 7.8

2023 journal statistics

Downloads: 850779
Number of submissions: 110
Acceptance rate: 69%
Average publication time: 4.9 months
Number of articles published: 80
Number of pages: 771

Peer review

Peer review process
Peer review: yes
Review process: single-blind
Number of reviews requested: 348
Number of reviews received: 152

Open access

Journal policy: the journal is open access
Open-access licence: Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY 4.0 International)

Publishing costs

Submission fees: none
Page charges: none
Colour charges: none
Open-access fees: the open-access fee is USD 2420; click here for more details

Abstracting details

IUCrJ 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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