Acta Crystallographica Section F: Structural Biology Communications is a rapid all-electronic journal, which provides a home for short communications on the crystallization and structure of biological macromolecules. Structures determined through structural genomics initiatives or from iterative studies such as those used in the pharmaceutical industry are particularly welcomed.

Articles are available online when ready, making publication as fast as possible, and include unlimited free colour illustrations, movies and other enhancements. The editorial process is completely electronic with respect to deposition, submission, refereeing and publication.

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Workshop on Standards for Publication of Macromolecular NMR Structures

At the recent IUCr Congress it was decided to improve the scientific quality of those articles published in Acta Cryst. F that relate to the crystallization of biological macromolecules. For an article to be accepted for publication it should describe more than just the routine crystallization of a macromolecule. Articles describing novel aspects of the crystallization procedure together with new science will be welcomed by the journal, and from 2015 all articles will be published in the category Research Communications. This enhancement should make the articles more relevant and useful to the structural biology community as a whole, and an editorial with further details will be published in the near future.

`Acta is intended to offer a central place for publication and discussion of all research in this vast and ever-expanding field. It borders, naturally, on pure physics, chemistry, biology, mineralogy, technology and also on mathematics, but is distinguished by being concerned with the methods and results of investigating the arrangement of atoms in matter, particularly when that arrangement has regular features.'

Paul P. Ewald, Acta Crystallographica (1948), 1, 2.

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