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Call for papers

Powder Diffraction, a quarterly, international journal focused on materials characterization employing X-ray powder diffraction and related techniques, is announcing a call-for-papers. Published jointly by International Centre for Diffraction Data and Cambridge University Press, Powder Diffraction features articles covering a wide range of applications, from mineral analysis to epitactic growth of thin films to advances in application software and hardware, this journal offers a wide range of practical applications. 

What kinds of manuscripts is Powder Diffraction looking for?

Manuscripts are solicited in the following topical areas:

  • Techniques and procedures in X-ray powder diffractometry
  • Advances in instrumentation
  • Study of materials including organic materials, minerals, metals and thin film superconductors
  • Publication of powder data on new materials

Major article types for Powder Diffraction include:

  • Review articles
  • Technical articles
  • New Diffraction Data
  • Rapid Communications
  • Laboratory Notes
  • Crystallography Education
  • Letters to the Editor
  • International Reports

Please refer to Powder Diffraction’s instructions for contributors for more details on submission requirements for each article type.

Why publish with Powder Diffraction?

Powder Diffraction is included in the Science Citation Index Expanded in the category Materials Science, Characterization and Testing, and receives an annual journal impact factor. The SCIE recognizes journals of key importance in their subject areas and provides a guide to the essential must-read titles in the field. 

Hosted on the cutting-edge Cambridge Core platform, the journal features a robust suite of author and reader services, including routes to Open Access publication, clear and current research transparency policies, as well as an immediate reader/subscriber base of ICDD members, as well as hundreds of institutional libraries around the globe.

How can I submit to Powder Diffraction?

Interested in submitting to Powder Diffraction? Just access the journals manuscript submission portal here! Any questions may be directed to Nicole Ernst Boris, M.L.I.S., Senior Bibliographer and Managing Editor, Powder Diffraction at