checkCIF/PLATON (full publication check)


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This full publication check (required for the journals Acta Crystallographica Section C and Acta Crystallographica Section E) includes checks on:

 • CIF syntax and construction
 • Cell and geometry details
 • Space-group symmetry
 • Anisotropic displacement parameters
 • Publication items
 • Structure factors

If you intend to submit to another section of Acta Crystallographica, Journal of Applied Crystallography or Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, you should make sure that at least basic structural checks are run on the final version of your CIF prior to submission. If you wish to carry out a full structural check (but without publication checks) please click here.


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