about Journal of Synchrotron Radiation

Distribution of articles

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

Aims and scope

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. The Journal of Synchrotron Radiation provides comprehensive coverage of the entire field of synchrotron radiation and free-electron laser research including instrumentation, theory, computing and scientific applications in areas such as biology, nanoscience and materials science. Rapid publication ensures an up-to-date information resource for scientists and engineers in the field. The journal will become open access at the start of 2022.

Journal identifiers

Title: Journal of Synchrotron Radiation
Abbreviated title: J. Synchrotron Rad.
ISSN: 1600-5775
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1107/S16005775

Citation and statistical information

Impact factor history

2020 JCR data

Impact factor: 2.616
Journal citation indicator: 0.61
5-year impact factor: 2.904
Total cites: 7769
Immediacy index: 0.918
Cited half-life: 8.1

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: 0.000985
Article influence® score: 0.967

Scopus metrics

CiteScore: 4.4

2020 journal statistics

Downloads: 799397
Number of submissions: 299
Acceptance rate: 75%
Average publication time: 5.3 months
Number of articles published: 209
Number of pages: 1754

Peer review

Peer review process
Peer review: yes
Review process: single-blind
Number of reviews requested: 1028
Number of reviews received: 515

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 from USD 1900; click here for more 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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