Journal History

2011 The inaugural issue released, initially published as a quarterly journal.
2015 Crystals was indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) - Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics).
2016 Crystals received its first Impact Factor of 2.075.
Crystals adopted a monthly publication schedule.
2017 Crystals announced the first edition of the Travel Awards.
Crystals established the following sections:
2018 Crystals published its 1,000th paper.
Crystals received an Impact Factor of 2.144 for the year 2018; the 5-year Impact Factor was 1.982.
Crystals announced the second edition of the Travel Awards.
Crystals organized the 1st International E-Conference on Crystals.
Crystal Engineering and Interactions in Crystal Structures (Link not available) were rearranged to create two new sections Crystalline Materials (Link not available) and Crystal Engineering, respectively.
2019 Crystals started the Reviewer Board and Topic Board project.
Crystals announced the third edition of the Travel Award.
2020 Crystals received an Impact Factor of 2.404 for the year 2020.
Crystals announced the third of the Travel Award.
Crystals organized the 2nd International Online Conference on Crystals.
Crystals established the following sections:
2021

Crystals received an Impact Factor of 2.589 for the year 2021.
Crystals announced the fourth of the Travel Award.
Crystals established the following sections:

Editor-in-Chief

2011–2014 Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Gerd Meyer
2015–present Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Helmut Cölfen

Section Editor-in-Chief

2017–2018 Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Shujun Zhang for the section on Crystal Engineering
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Charles Rosenblatt for the section on Liquid Crystals
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Sławomir J. Grabowski for the section on Interactions in Crystal Structures
2018–2019 Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Sławomir J. Grabowski for the section on Crystal Engineering
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Abel Moreno for the section on Biomolecular Crystals
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Charles Rosenblatt for the section on Liquid Crystals
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Shujun Zhang for the section on Crystalline Materials
2019–2020 Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Sławomir J. Grabowski for the section on Crystal Engineering
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Abel Moreno for the section on Biomolecular Crystals
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Charles Rosenblatt for the section on Liquid Crystals
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Shujun Zhang for the section on Inorganic Crystalline Materials
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Neil Champness for the section on Organic Crystalline Materials
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Jesús Sanmartín-Matalobos for the section on Macromolecular Crystals
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Leonid Kustov for the section on Hybrid and Composite Crystalline Materials
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang W. Schmahl for the section on Mineralogical Crystallography and Biomineralization
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Heike Lorenz  for the section on Industrial Crystallization
2020–2021 Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Sławomir J. Grabowski for the section on Crystal Engineering
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Abel Moreno for the section on Biomolecular Crystals
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Charles Rosenblatt for the section on Liquid Crystals
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Shujun Zhang for the section on Inorganic Crystalline Materials
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Neil Champness for the section on Organic Crystalline Materials
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Jesús Sanmartín-Matalobos for the section on Macromolecular Crystals
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Leonid Kustov for the section on Hybrid and Composite Crystalline Materials
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang W. Schmahl for the section on Mineralogical Crystallography and Biomineralization
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Heike Lorenz  for the section on Industrial Crystallization
Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Cyril Cayron for the section on Alloys and Compounds
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Robert F. Klie for the section on Materials for Energy Applications
 
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