about IUCrJ

Distribution of articles

In the last year, authors from 31 different countries published in the journal, the top five being the USA, the UK, China, South Korea and Japan.

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 six broad areas:

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

Journal identifiers

Title: IUCrJ
Abbreviated title: IUCrJ
ISSN: 2052-2525
CODEN: IUCRAJ
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1107/S20522525

Citation and statistical information

Impact factor history

2019 JCR data

Impact factor: 5.401
5-year impact factor: 5.732
Total cites: 1987
Immediacy index: 1.606
Cited half-life: 3

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: 0.00848
Article influence® score: 2.121

Scopus metrics

CiteScore: 6.9

2020 journal statistics

Downloads: 789153
Number of submissions: 151
Acceptance rate: 62%
Average publication time: 4.3 months
Number of articles published: 129
Number of pages: 1215

Peer review

Peer review process
Peer review: yes
Review process: single-blind
Number of reviews requested: 558
Number of reviews received: 272

Open access

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

Publishing costs

Submission fees: none
Page charges: none
Colour charges: none
Open-access fees: the open-access fee is USD 2000; 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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Features for readers

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Journal policies

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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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