Synchrotron radiation research is rapidly expanding with many new sources of radiation being created globally. Synchrotron radiation plays a leading role in pure science and in emerging technologies. Journal of Synchrotron Radiation has been open access since 2022 and provides comprehensive coverage of the entire field of synchrotron radiation and X-ray free-electron laser (XFEL) research including:

  • instrumentation development
  • beamline construction and operation
  • theory, software and data analysis
  • machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • scientific applications in areas such as physics, chemistry, biology and medicine, nanoscience, materials science, environmental science and cultural heritage

The journal accepts the following types of manuscripts:

  • research articles: original research of significance appealing to the wide readership of the journal
  • short communications: brief articles that present original material for rapid dissemination
  • review articles: feature articles, lead articles and topical reviews giving a concise and critical review of research areas of interest to the general readership of the journal
  • beamline articles: providing details of beamlines available to users at synchrotron and XFEL facilities around the world
  • computer programs: describing the purpose, strategy, computer language, machine requirements, input requirements and type of results obtained
Journal of Synchrotron Radiation also publishes special issues focusing on specific areas of research that have a broad appeal in synchrotron radiation and XFEL fields and fall within the aims and scope of the journal. Special issue proposals should be sent to the Main Editors or Editorial Office.

The journal is committed to rapid publication ensuring an up-to-date information resource for scientists and engineers in the field.

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