about Journal of Synchrotron Radiation

Distribution of articles

In the last year, authors from 25 different countries published in the journal, the top five being the USA, Germany, France, China and Japan.

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. 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.

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

General information

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

Citation and statistical information

Impact factor history

2022 JCR data

Impact factor: 2.5
Journal citation indicator: 0.68
5-year impact factor: 2.4
Total cites: 7684
Immediacy index: 0.9
Cited half-life: 8.5 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: 0.00709
Article influence® score: 0.792

Scopus metrics

CiteScore: 5

2023 journal statistics

Downloads: 1860991
Number of submissions: 182
Acceptance rate: 69%
Average publication time: 5.3 months
Number of articles published: 129
Number of pages: 1183

Peer review

Peer review process
Peer review: yes
Review process: single-blind
Number of reviews requested: 626
Number of reviews received: 297

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 2080; click here for more details

Abstracting 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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