Acta Crystallographica Section D welcomes the submission of articles covering any aspect of structural biology, with a particular emphasis on the structures of biological macromolecules or the methods used to determine them.
The journal accepts reports on new structures of biological importance, from the smallest macromolecules to the largest complex molecular machines. These structures may have been determined using any structural biology technique including crystallography, NMR, cryoEM and/or other techniques, and should be presented in combination with complementary experimental data that support the conclusions drawn from the structural studies. These complementary data might include binding studies, mass spectrometry, enzyme assays, or analysis of mutants or other modified forms of biological macromolecule. The key criterion is that articles must present significant new insights into biological, chemical or medical sciences. Unless there is a strong case for novelty, articles that report a biological structure without significant supporting complementary data are not suitable for Acta Cryst. D.
Methods articles may include new approaches to any aspect of biological structure determination or structure analysis but will only be accepted where they focus on new methods that are demonstrated to be of general applicability and importance to structural biology.