Crystals — Open Access Journal of Crystallography

Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352; CODEN: CRYSBC) is an international peer-reviewed open access journal of crystallography. Crystals is published monthly online by MDPI.
  • Open Access free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High visibility: Indexed in the Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science), Inspec (IET) and Scopus.
  • Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 16 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 4.79 days (median values for papers published in the first six months of 2018).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.

Impact Factor: 2.144 (2017) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 1.928 (2017)

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Special Issues

Special Issue in Crystals
Crystal Structures of Boron Compounds Guest Editor: Sławomir Grabowski
Deadline: 31 August 2018
Special Issue in Crystals
Properties and Applications of Complex Chalcogenides Guest Editor: Amitava Choudhury
Deadline: 15 September 2018
Special Issue in Crystals
Structure and Properties of Fluoride-based Materials Guest Editor: Ralf Haiges
Deadline: 30 September 2018
Special Issue in Crystals
New Materials for Li-Ion Batteries Guest Editors: Dmitry A. Bedrov, Justin B. Hooper
Deadline: 15 October 2018

Topical Collections

Topical Collection in Crystals
Nanocrystals Collection Editors: Roberto Comparelli, Iwan Kityk
Topical Collection in Crystals
Structure and Properties of Quasicrystals Collection Editor: Enrique Maciá Barber

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