about Journal of Synchrotron Radiation

Distribution of articles

In the last year, authors from 41 different countries published in the journal, the top five being the USA, Germany, Japan, France and the UK.

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 has been open access since 2022 and 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.

Publisher information

Publisher name: International Union of Crystallography (co-published with Wiley)

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 http://www.iucr.org/iucr/governance/ec

General information

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

Citation and statistical information

Impact factor history

2021 JCR data

Impact factor: 2.557
Journal citation indicator: 0.74
5-year impact factor: 2.787
Total cites: 8352
Immediacy index: 0.807
Cited half-life: 8 years

Journal citation distribution

The citation distributions are for citations made in 2020 and 2019. For more information, see http://biorxiv.org/content/early/2016/09/11/062109.

Eigenfactor® metrics

Eigenfactor® score: 0.00788
Article influence® score: 0.834

Scopus metrics

CiteScore: 5

2021 journal statistics

Downloads: 629125
Number of submissions: 273
Acceptance rate: 76%
Average publication time: 5.3 months
Number of articles published: 215
Number of pages: 12002

Peer review

Peer review process
Peer review: yes
Review process: single-blind
Number of reviews requested: 885
Number of reviews received: 487

Open access

Journal policy: the journal is open access
Open-access licence: Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY 4.0 International)
Date of change to open access: 1 January 2022
Availability of archive material: material published before 2022 is freely available

Publishing costs

Submission fees: none
Page charges: none
Colour charges: none
Open-access fees: the open-access fee is from USD 1980; 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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