Acta Crystallographica

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Acta Crystallographica is a series 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[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] The current six journals form part of the journal portfolio of the IUCr, which is completed by the Journal of Applied Crystallography, the Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, the open-access megajournal IUCrJ and the open-access data publication IUCr Data.[8]

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 S. J. L. Billinge
Publication details
Publisher
IUCr/Wiley
Publication history
1948-1967: Acta Crystallographica; 1968-1982: Acta Crystallographica Section A: Crystal Physics, Diffraction, Theoretical and General Crystallography; 1983-2013: Acta Crystallographica Section A: Foundations of Crystallography
Frequency Bimonthly
2.333
Indexing
ISSN 2053-2733
CODEN ACSAD7
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.[9] After Acta Crystallographica was split into sections in 1967, Section A was named Acta Crystallographica Section A: Crystal Physics, Diffraction, Theoretical and General Crystallography. The journal's name changed again in 1982 to Acta Crystallographica Section A: Foundations of Crystallography.[10] Along with the other IUCr journals, in 2000 Acta Crystallographica Section A began to provide electronic article submission and subscription access online.[11] The journal adopted its current title in 2013. The journal now has two parts: a rapid-publication Advances section and the traditional Foundations section. Articles for the Advances section are of particularly high value and impact. They receive expedited treatment and may be highlighted by an accompanying scientific commentary article and a press release.

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

Acta Crystallographica Section B: Structural Science, Crystal Engineering and Materials  
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Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Acta Crystallogr. Sect. B
Discipline Crystallography
Language English
Edited by A. J. Blake, M. de Boissieu, A. Nangia
Publication details
Publisher
IUCr/Wiley
Publication history
1948-1967: Acta Crystallographica; 1968-1982: Acta Crystallographica. Section B: Structural Crystallography and Crystal Chemistry; 1983-2012: Acta Crystallographica Section B: Structural Science
Frequency Bimonthly
2.892
Indexing
ISSN 2052-5206
CODEN ACSBDA
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. 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.[12]

Acta Crystallographica Section C: Structural Chemistry[edit]

Acta Crystallographica Section C: Structural Chemistry  
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Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Acta Crystallogr. Sect. C
Discipline Crystallography
Language English
Edited by L. R. Falvello, A. Lindenm, P. R. Raithby, J. White
Publication details
Publisher
IUCr/Wiley
Publication history
1983-2013: Acta Crystallographica Section C: Crystal Structure Communications
Frequency Monthly
0.479
Indexing
ISSN 2053-2296
CODEN ACSCGG
Links

Acta Crystallographica Section C: Structural Chemistry publishes exciting science with structural content, in particular important results relating to the chemical sciences. The journal is 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.[13]

Acta Crystallographica Section D: Structural Biology[edit]

Acta Crystallographica Section D: Structural Biology  
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Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Acta Crystallogr. Sect. D
Discipline Crystallography, Biochemistry
Language English
Edited by J. L. Martin, R. J. Read, S. Wakatsuki
Publication details
Publisher
IUCr/Wiley
Publication history
1993–2015 Acta Crystallographica Section D: Biological Crystallography
Frequency Monthly
2.512
Indexing
ISSN 2059-7983
CODEN ACSDAD
Links

Acta Crystallographica Section D: Structural Biology covers all aspects of structural biology, with a particular emphasis on the structures of biological macromolecules or the methods used to determine them, including crystallography, NMR, cryoEM and/or other techniques.[14]

Acta Crystallographica Section E: Crystallographic Communications[edit]

Acta Crystallographica Section E: Crystallographic Communications  
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Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Acta Crystallogr. Sect. E
Discipline Crystallography
Language English
Edited by W. T. A. Harrison, H. Stoecki-Evans, L. Van Meervelt, M. Weil
Publication details
Publisher
IUCr/Wiley
Publication history
2001-2014: Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online
Frequency Monthly
0.347
Indexing
ISSN 2056-9890
CODEN ACSECI
Links

Acta Crystallographica Section E: Crystallographic Communications is the IUCr's open-access structural communications journal. It provides a fast, simple and easily accessible publication mechanism for crystal structure determinations of inorganic, metal-organic and organic compounds. The primary article category is Research Communications; these are peer-reviewed articles describing one or more structure determinations with appropriate discussion of the science.[15] Since 2012, Acta Cryst. E has not been included in the Science Citation Index.

Acta Crystallographica Section F: Structural Biology Communications[edit]

Acta Crystallographica Section F: Structural Biology Communications  
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Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Acta Crystallogr. Sect. F
Discipline Crystallography
Language English
Edited by Z. Dauter, W. N. Hunter, M. S. Weiss
Publication details
Publisher
IUCr/Wiley
Publication history
2005–2014 Acta Crystallographica Section F: Structural Biology and Crystallization Communications
Frequency Monthly
0.647
Indexing
ISSN 2053-230X
CODEN ACSFEN
Links

Acta Crystallographica Section F: Structural Biology and Crystallization Communications is a rapid structural biology communications journal. Articles on any aspect of structural biology, including structures determined using high-throughput methods or from iterative studies such as those used in the pharmaceutical industry, are welcomed by the journal.[16]

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. ^ Ferguson, George (January 2001). "Editorial: New developments for Acta Crystallographica Section C". Acta Crystallographica Section C. 57 (1): 1. doi:10.1107/S0108270100020424. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ "Crystallography Journals Online". 
  9. ^ "Acta Crystallographica Section A". 
  10. ^ "Acta Crystallographica. Section A: Foundations of Crystallography." Ulrich's Periodicals Directory. Accessed 30 June 2011.
  11. ^ Authier, André (2000). "Editorial: New developments for Acta Crystallographica Section A" (PDF). A56 (1): e1. doi:10.1107/S0108767399015871. 
  12. ^ "Acta Crystallographica Section B". 
  13. ^ "Acta Crystallographica Section C". 
  14. ^ "Acta Crystallographica Section D". 
  15. ^ "Acta Crystallographica Section E". 
  16. ^ "Acta Crystallographica Section F". 

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