IUCrJ is an open-access journal, i.e. free of charge to all readers. The costs of peer review, of journal production, and of online hosting and archiving are met by charging an open-access fee to authors. This document provides a summary of the open-access policy for this journal. The open-access policies of other IUCr journals are described elsewhere.
2. Open access and authors
Authors will be asked to pay an open-access fee upon acceptance of their article for publication in IUCrJ. However, please note that authors will be asked to confirm that they can pay the open-access fee, or that they have a payment waiver, at the submission stage.
3. Open-access fee
The open-access fee for IUCrJ is USD 1000. The fee is used to meet the costs of peer review, of journal production, and of online hosting and archiving.
Authors from developing countries or authors who have financial difficulties in paying for open access may apply for their open-access fees to be waived. Waiver requests must be made before submission of an article to the journal.
Discounts are available for advance payment of open-access fees.
4. How to pay
Authors may pay by credit card, cheque or voucher. Please note that purchase order and invoicing arrangements are also available. For more details of how to pay, click here.
5. Open access and copyright
Authors will not be asked to transfer copyright to the IUCr, but will instead be asked to agree during article submission to an open-access licence. This licence is identical to the Creative Commons Attribution Licence.