about IUCrJ

Distribution of articles

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

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 five 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

2016 JCR data

Impact factor: 5.793
5-year impact factor: 5.819
Total cites: 756
Immediacy index: 1.795
Cited half-life: 1.8

Journal citation distribution

For more information, see http://biorxiv.org/content/early/2016/09/11/062109.

Eigenfactor® metrics

Eigenfactor® score: 0.00382
Article influence® score: 2.288

2016 journal statistics

Downloads: 200764
Rejection and withdrawal rate: 24%
Average publication time: 4.5 months

Peer review

Peer review: yes
Review process: single-blind

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 1200; 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
  • Tool available for preparing enhanced figures
  • Quality technical editing
  • Supporting information can be published
  • Online status check facility
  • Article publicity
  • Download, citation and altmetrics statistics available

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