Acta Crystallographica

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Acta Crystallographica is a family of scientific journals, with peer-reviewed articles about crystallography, published by the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr). The journal was established in 1948 as a single journal called Acta Crystallographica (ISSN 0365-110X)[1] In 1967 the journal was separated into Section A and Section B, with Section C being added in 1983 and Section D being added in 1993.[2] Section E was added in 2001[3] and Section F in 2005.[4] The IUCr moved to online-only publication for all its journals from 2014.[5] Acta Crystallographica has been noted for the high quality of the papers that it produces,[6] as well as the large impact that its papers have had on the field of crystallography.[7]

Journals[edit]

Acta Crystallographica Section A: Foundations and Advances[edit]

Acta Crystallographica Section A: Foundations and Advances  
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Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Acta Crystallogr. Sect. A
Discipline Crystallography
Language English
Edited by Gernot Kostorz
Publication details
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell
Publication history
1948-1967: Acta Crystallographica; 1967-1982: Acta Crystallographica. Section A: Crystal Physics, Diffraction, Theoretical and General Crystallography
Frequency Bimonthly
2.076
Indexing
ISSN 0108-7673
CODEN CACEQ
Links

Acta Crystallographica Section A: Foundations and Advances publishes articles reporting advances in the theory and practice of all areas of crystallography in the broadest sense. As well as traditional crystallography, this includes nanocrystals, metacrystals, amorphous materials, quasicrystals, synchrotron and XFEL studies, coherent scattering, diffraction imaging, time-resolved studies and the structure of strain and defects in materials.[8] The journal is abstracted and/or indexed in a variety of scholarly bibliographic databases, including: Biological Abstracts, Current Chemical Reactions Database, Chemistry Citation Index, Chemical Abstracts, INSPEC, ISI Chemistry Reaction Center, Medline, Science Citation Index, and Scopus. After Acta Crystallographica was split into sections in 1967, section A was named Acta Crystallographica. Section A: Crystal Physics, Diffraction, Theoretical and General Crystallography, published in Denmark (ISSN 0567-7394). However, the journal's name and ISSN changed again in 1982 to its current state.[9] In 2000 Acta Crystallographica Section A began to provide electronic article submission and subscription access online[10]

Acta Crystallographica Section B: Structural Science, Crystal Engineering and Materials[edit]

Acta Crystallographica Section B: Structural Science, Crystal Engineering and Materials  
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Acta Crystallogr. Sect. B-Struct. Sci.
Discipline Crystallography
Language English
Edited by Gernot Kostorz
Publication details
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell
Publication history
1948-1967: Acta Crystallographica; 1968-1983: Acta Crystallographica. Section B: Structural Crystallography and Crystal Chemistry
Frequency Bimonthly
2.286
Indexing
ISSN 0108-7681 (print)
1600-5740 (web)
CODEN SBSDK
Acta Crystallographica. Section B: Structural Science, Crystal Engineering and Materials:
ISSN 0567-7408
Links

Acta Crystallographica Section B: Structural Science, Crystal Engineering and Materials publishes scientific articles related to the structural science of compounds and materials in the widest sense. Knowledge of the arrangements of atoms, including their temporal variations and dependencies on temperature and pressure, is often the key to understanding physical and chemical phenomena and is crucial for the design of new materials and supramolecular devices. Acta Crystallographica B is the forum for the publication of such contributions. Scientific developments based on experimental studies as well as those based on theoretical approaches, including crystal-structure prediction, structure-property relations and the use of databases of crystal structures, are published.[11]

Acta Crystallographica Section C: Structural Chemistry[edit]

Acta Crystallographica Section C: Structural Chemistry  
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Acta Crystallogr. Sect. C-Cryst. Struct. Commun.
Discipline Crystallography
Language English
Edited by Gernot Kostorz
Publication details
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell
Publication history
1948-1967: Acta Crystallographica; in part, 1968-1983: Acta Crystallographica. Section C; also incorporates 1972-1982: Crystal Structure Communications
Frequency Monthly
0.518
Indexing
ISSN 0108-2701 (print)
1600-5759 (web)
CODEN ACSCEE
Crystal Structure Communications:
ISSN 0302-1742
Acta Crystallographica. Section C: Structural Chemistry:
ISSN 0567-7408
Links

Acta Crystallographica Section C: Structural Chemistry publishes exciting science with structural content, in particular, important results relating to the chemical sciences. Section C is the journal of choice for the rapid publication of articles that highlight interesting research facilitated by the determination, calculation or analysis of structures of any type, other than macromolecular structures. Articles that emphasize the science and the outcomes that were enabled by the study are particularly welcomed. Authors are encouraged to include mainstream science in their papers, thereby producing manuscripts that are substantial scientific well-rounded contributions that appeal to a broad community of readers and increase the profile of the authors.[12]

Acta Crystallographica Section D: Biological Crystallography[edit]

Acta Crystallographica Section D: Biological Crystallography  
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Acta Crystallogr. Sect. D-Biol. Crystallogr.
Discipline Crystallography, Biochemistry
Language English
Edited by Gernot Kostorz
Publication details
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell
Publication history
1993–present
Frequency Monthly
2.674
Indexing
ISSN 0907-4449 (print)
1399-0047 (web)
CODEN ABCRE6
Links

Acta Crystallographica Section D: Biological Crystallography covers "any aspect of structural biology, with a particular emphasis on the structures of biological macromolecules and the methods used to determine them".[13]

Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online[edit]

Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online  
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Acta Crystallogr. Sect. E.-Struct Rep. Online
Discipline Crystallography
Language English
Edited by Gernot Kostorz
Publication details
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell
Publication history
2001-present
Frequency Monthly
0.347
Indexing
ISSN 1600-5368
CODEN ACSEBH
Links

Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online is an open-access journal intended to be "a simple and easily accessible publication mechanism for the growing number of inorganic, metal-organic and organic crystal structure determinations".[14] Following the inclusion of Section C in the Crystallography Journals Online website, Section E was launched in 2001 as "the natural choice when single structures are to be reported, usually with less detailed discussion of the results (a Comment section is encouraged but not required) than would be appropriate for Section C".[3] Starting 2012, Acta Crystallogr. E is no longer included in the Scientific Citation Index.

Acta Crystallographica Section F: Structural Biology Communications[edit]

Acta Crystallographica Section F: Structural Biology and Crystallization Communications  
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Acta Crystallogr. F-Struct. Biol. Cryst. Commun.
Discipline Crystallography
Language English
Edited by Gernot Kostorz
Publication details
Publication history
2005–present
Frequency Monthly
0.552
Indexing
ISSN 1744-3091
CODEN ACSFCL
Links

Acta Crystallographica Section F: Structural Biology and Crystallization Communications is an electronic-only journal intended to be "a home for short communications on the crystallization and structure of biological macromolecules".[15] The journal proved quickly popular, and in its first year "12 issues were published and included over 300 articles and 1100 pages".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Acta Crystallographica. Section A: Foundations of Crystallography." Ulrich's Periodicals Directory. Accessed 14 Nov 2008.
  2. ^ Cruickshank, D. W. J. (1998). "Aspects of the History of the International Union of Crystallography". Acta Crystallographica A. 54: 687–696. doi:10.1107/s0108767398011477. 
  3. ^ a b Ferguson, George (January 2001). "Editorial: New developments for Acta Crystallographica Section C". Acta Crystallographica Section C. 57 (1): 1. doi:10.1107/S0108270100020424. 
  4. ^ a b Einspahr, Howard; Guss, Mitchell (April 2006). "Editorial: Acta Crystallographica Section F: developments in the first year". Acta Crystallographica Section F. 62 (4): 314. doi:10.1107/S1744309106010347. 
  5. ^ "IUCr Journals move to online-only publishing". International Union of Crystallography. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  6. ^ McMahon, Brian (May–June 1996). "The Role of Journals in Maintaining Data Integrity: Checking of Crystal Structure Data in Acta Crystallographica" (PDF). Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. 101 (3): 347–355. doi:10.6028/jres.101.036. 
  7. ^ Cruickshank, D. W. J. (1998). "Aspects of the History of the International Union of Crystallography". Acta Crystallographica A. 54: 687–696. doi:10.1107/s0108767398011477. The 11 September 1974 issue of the ISI's Current Contents carried an article on Acta Crystallographica by Eugene Garfield in his series of Journal Citation Studies. He wrote "Acta Crystallographica can justifiably take pride in its impact on science. The 45 [Acta] papers listed here stand high in a list of 6000 papers in science cited 100 times or more in 1961-1972". These 45 papers ranged over scattering factors, phase relations, statistics (including accuracy), thermal motion, extinction and some crystal structures. 
  8. ^ "Foundations and Advances Online". Archived from the original on 19 May 2011. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  9. ^ "Acta Crystallographica. Section A: Foundations of Crystallography." Ulrich's Periodicals Directory. Accessed 30 June 2011.
  10. ^ Authier, André (2000). "Editorial: New developments for Acta Crystallographica Section A" (PDF). A56 (1): e1. doi:10.1107/S0108767399015871. 
  11. ^ "Structural Science, Crystal Engineering and Materials Online". 
  12. ^ "Structural Chemistry Online". 
  13. ^ "Biological Crystallography Online". 
  14. ^ "Structure Reports Online". 
  15. ^ "Structural Biology and Crystallization Communications Online". 

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