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Crystals on the cover 2012

aPO Box 6483, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-0483, USA, and bHelmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, Macromolecular Crystallography (BESSY-MX), Albert-Einstein-Strasse 15, D-12489 Berlin, Germany
*Correspondence e-mail: hmeinspahr@yahoo.com, manfred.weiss@helmholtz-berlin.de

(Received 23 December 2011; accepted 23 December 2011; online 24 December 2011)

Keywords: crystals; editorial.

We begin our eighth year of publication with the now traditional crystals cover, which features pictures of crystals from articles published in Acta Cryst. F in the year just passed. It serves as a testament of our continuing commitment to the community of scientists who work on crystallization of macromolecules.

The crystals featured this year are from the following articles: Gómez García et al. (2011[Gómez García, I., Oyenarte, I. & Martínez-Cruz, L. A. (2011). Acta Cryst. F67, 349-353.]), Kish et al. (2011[Kish, K., McDonnell, P. A., Goldfarb, V., Gao, M., Metzler, W. J., Langley, D. R., Bryson, J. W., Kiefer, S. E., Carpenter, B., Kostich, W. A., Westphal, R. S. & Sheriff, S. (2011). Acta Cryst. F67, 768-774.]), Liu et al. (2011[Liu, S., Dong, J., Mei, G., Liu, G., Xu, W., Su, Z. & Liu, J. (2011). Acta Cryst. F67, 228-230.]), Wang et al. (2011[Wang, Y.-K., Huang, S.-C., Wu, Y.-F., Chen, Y.-C., Chen, W.-H., Lin, Y.-L., Nayak, M., Lin, Y. R., Li, T. T.-H. & Wu, T.-K. (2011). Acta Cryst. F67, 224-227.]), Oyenarte et al. (2011[Oyenarte, I., Lucas, M., Gómez García, I. & Martínez-Cruz, L. A. (2011). Acta Cryst. F67, 318-324.]), Park & Crane (2011[Park, S. & Crane, B. R. (2011). Acta Cryst. F67, 504-506.]), Kang et al. (2011[Kang, H.-J., Kubota, K., Miyazono, K. & Tanokura, M. (2011). Acta Cryst. F67, 144-146.]), Alsarraf et al. (2011[Alsarraf, H. M. A. B., Laroche, F., Spaink, H., Thirup, S. & Blaise, M. (2011). Acta Cryst. F67, 1253-1256.]), Scott et al. (2010[Scott, S. A., Cozier, M. O., Dubar, P. D. I., Ramakrishna, M., Scott, K. & Blanchard, H. (2010). Acta Cryst. F66, 1647-1651.]), Kubota et al. (2010[Kubota, K., Miyazono, K., Nagata, K., Toyama, H., Matsushita, K. & Tanokura, M. (2010). Acta Cryst. F66, 1680-1682.]), Tzarum et al. (2011[Tzarum, N., Engelberg, D. & Livnah, O. (2011). Acta Cryst. F67, 877-884.]), Kovalevsky et al. (2011[Kovalevsky, A. Y., Hanson, B. L., Seaver, S., Fisher, S. Z., Mustyakimov, M. & Langan, P. (2011). Acta Cryst. F67, 283-286.]), Horita et al. (2011[Horita, S., Yamanaka, Y., Yamamura, A., Okada, A., Nakayama, J., Nagata, K. & Tanokura, M. (2011). Acta Cryst. F67, 803-807.]), Zhang et al. (2011[Zhang, J., Yang, X., Shen, Y. & Long, J. (2011). Acta Cryst. F67, 1443-1447.]), Tan et al. (2011[Tan, K. W., Kumar, S., Chew, F. T. & Mok, Y. K. (2011). Acta Cryst. F67, 1612-1615.]), Rustiguel et al. (2011[Rustiguel, J. K., Pinheiro, M. P., Araújo, A. P. U. & Nonato, M. C. (2011). Acta Cryst. F67, 507-509.]), Pernot et al. (2010[Pernot, L., Schiltz, M. & van der Goot, F. G. (2010). Acta Cryst. F66, 1626-1630.]), Pavšič & Lenarčič (2011[Pavšič, M. & Lenarčič, B. (2011). Acta Cryst. F67, 1363-1366.]), Rocha et al. (2011[Rocha, R., Barbosa Pereira, P. J., Santos, M. A. S. & Macedo-Ribeiro, S. (2011). Acta Cryst. F67, 153-156.]), Cruz-Migoni et al. (2011[Cruz-Migoni, A., Ruzheinikov, S. N., Sedelnikova, S. E., Obeng, B., Chieng, S., Mohamed, R., Nathan, S., Baker, P. J. & Rice, D. W. (2011). Acta Cryst. F67, 1623-1626.]), Yasuhira et al. (2011[Yasuhira, K., Shibata, N., Tanaka, Y., Kumagai, N., Tanaka, Y., Nagai, K., Kato, D., Takeo, M., Negoro, S. & Higuchi, Y. (2011). Acta Cryst. F67, 892-895.]), Kaljunen et al. (2011[Kaljunen, H., Gasparetti, C., Kruus, K., Rouvinen, J. & Hakulinen, N. (2011). Acta Cryst. F67, 672-674.]), Okazaki et al. (2011[Okazaki, N., Arimori, T., Nakazawa, M., Miyatake, K., Ueda, M. & Tamada, T. (2011). Acta Cryst. F67, 494-497.]), Niefind et al. (2011[Wagner, S., Rietz, S., Parker, J. E. & Niefind, K. (2011). Acta Cryst. F67, 245-248.]) and Schuman et al. (2011[Schuman, B., Fisher, S. Z., Kovalevsky, A., Borisova, S. N., Palcic, M. M., Coates, L., Langan, P. & Evans, S. V. (2011). Acta Cryst. F67, 258-262.]).

We have been pleasantly surprised at the popularity of these annual photomontages. The cover illustrations have been used to make postcards and posters that are given away at IUCr Journals displays and booths at meetings and workshops around the world throughout the year. Having served as helpers at these displays and booths from time to time, we have discovered that these postcards and posters are the most popular promotional materials offered and produce a constant flow of visitors during breaks and exhibit periods. That pleases us greatly and we gratefully thank all those who have contributed photographs of their crystals. We also encourage all our authors in 2012 to submit their crystal photographs for inclusion in next year's montage.

References

First citationAlsarraf, H. M. A. B., Laroche, F., Spaink, H., Thirup, S. & Blaise, M. (2011). Acta Cryst. F67, 1253–1256. Web of Science CrossRef IUCr Journals
First citationCruz-Migoni, A., Ruzheinikov, S. N., Sedelnikova, S. E., Obeng, B., Chieng, S., Mohamed, R., Nathan, S., Baker, P. J. & Rice, D. W. (2011). Acta Cryst. F67, 1623–1626. Web of Science CrossRef IUCr Journals
First citationGómez García, I., Oyenarte, I. & Martínez-Cruz, L. A. (2011). Acta Cryst. F67, 349–353. Web of Science CrossRef IUCr Journals
First citationHorita, S., Yamanaka, Y., Yamamura, A., Okada, A., Nakayama, J., Nagata, K. & Tanokura, M. (2011). Acta Cryst. F67, 803–807. Web of Science CrossRef IUCr Journals
First citationKaljunen, H., Gasparetti, C., Kruus, K., Rouvinen, J. & Hakulinen, N. (2011). Acta Cryst. F67, 672–674. Web of Science CrossRef IUCr Journals
First citationKang, H.-J., Kubota, K., Miyazono, K. & Tanokura, M. (2011). Acta Cryst. F67, 144–146. Web of Science CrossRef IUCr Journals
First citationKish, K., McDonnell, P. A., Goldfarb, V., Gao, M., Metzler, W. J., Langley, D. R., Bryson, J. W., Kiefer, S. E., Carpenter, B., Kostich, W. A., Westphal, R. S. & Sheriff, S. (2011). Acta Cryst. F67, 768–774. Web of Science CrossRef IUCr Journals
First citationKovalevsky, A. Y., Hanson, B. L., Seaver, S., Fisher, S. Z., Mustyakimov, M. & Langan, P. (2011). Acta Cryst. F67, 283–286. Web of Science CrossRef IUCr Journals
First citationKubota, K., Miyazono, K., Nagata, K., Toyama, H., Matsushita, K. & Tanokura, M. (2010). Acta Cryst. F66, 1680–1682. Web of Science CrossRef IUCr Journals
First citationLiu, S., Dong, J., Mei, G., Liu, G., Xu, W., Su, Z. & Liu, J. (2011). Acta Cryst. F67, 228–230. Web of Science CrossRef IUCr Journals
First citationOkazaki, N., Arimori, T., Nakazawa, M., Miyatake, K., Ueda, M. & Tamada, T. (2011). Acta Cryst. F67, 494–497. Web of Science CrossRef IUCr Journals
First citationOyenarte, I., Lucas, M., Gómez García, I. & Martínez-Cruz, L. A. (2011). Acta Cryst. F67, 318–324. Web of Science CrossRef CAS IUCr Journals
First citationWagner, S., Rietz, S., Parker, J. E. & Niefind, K. (2011). Acta Cryst. F67, 245–248. Web of Science CrossRef IUCr Journals
First citationPark, S. & Crane, B. R. (2011). Acta Cryst. F67, 504–506. Web of Science CrossRef IUCr Journals
First citationPavšič, M. & Lenarčič, B. (2011). Acta Cryst. F67, 1363–1366. Web of Science CrossRef IUCr Journals
First citationPernot, L., Schiltz, M. & van der Goot, F. G. (2010). Acta Cryst. F66, 1626–1630. Web of Science CrossRef IUCr Journals
First citationRocha, R., Barbosa Pereira, P. J., Santos, M. A. S. & Macedo-Ribeiro, S. (2011). Acta Cryst. F67, 153–156. Web of Science CrossRef IUCr Journals
First citationRustiguel, J. K., Pinheiro, M. P., Araújo, A. P. U. & Nonato, M. C. (2011). Acta Cryst. F67, 507–509. Web of Science CrossRef IUCr Journals
First citationSchuman, B., Fisher, S. Z., Kovalevsky, A., Borisova, S. N., Palcic, M. M., Coates, L., Langan, P. & Evans, S. V. (2011). Acta Cryst. F67, 258–262. Web of Science CrossRef CAS IUCr Journals
First citationScott, S. A., Cozier, M. O., Dubar, P. D. I., Ramakrishna, M., Scott, K. & Blanchard, H. (2010). Acta Cryst. F66, 1647–1651. Web of Science CrossRef IUCr Journals
First citationTan, K. W., Kumar, S., Chew, F. T. & Mok, Y. K. (2011). Acta Cryst. F67, 1612–1615. Web of Science CrossRef IUCr Journals
First citationTzarum, N., Engelberg, D. & Livnah, O. (2011). Acta Cryst. F67, 877–884. Web of Science CrossRef IUCr Journals
First citationWang, Y.-K., Huang, S.-C., Wu, Y.-F., Chen, Y.-C., Chen, W.-H., Lin, Y.-L., Nayak, M., Lin, Y. R., Li, T. T.-H. & Wu, T.-K. (2011). Acta Cryst. F67, 224–227. Web of Science CrossRef IUCr Journals
First citationYasuhira, K., Shibata, N., Tanaka, Y., Kumagai, N., Tanaka, Y., Nagai, K., Kato, D., Takeo, M., Negoro, S. & Higuchi, Y. (2011). Acta Cryst. F67, 892–895. Web of Science CrossRef CAS IUCr Journals
First citationZhang, J., Yang, X., Shen, Y. & Long, J. (2011). Acta Cryst. F67, 1443–1447. Web of Science CrossRef IUCr Journals

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