supporting information

This table lists the types of files that may be presented as supporting information for articles published in Crystallography Journals Online. The MIME type sent with each file is given, together with links to sources of free software that can be used to view files of that type where available.

The MIME type is a short text string accompanying each file delivery that allows the use of a particular piece of software with that file. For files with a chemical or crystallographic content, the MIME types used are in broad accord with the conventions of the Chemical MIME Project and the Protein Data Bank.


File type

MIME type


cif Crystallographic Information File (CIF) chemical/x-cif See the CIF software page.

hkl Structure factor file (CIF format) text/plain Browser

fcf Structure factor file (CIF format) text/plain Browser

rtv Rietveld powder data file (CIF format) text/plain Browser

mcf macromolecular Crystallographic Information File (mmCIF) chemical/x-mmcif See the CIF software page.

ent Structure factor file (mmCIF format) text/plain

mol MDL mol file chemical/x-mdl-molfile

chm Chemdraw file chemical/x-chemdraw

smi Smiles format file chemical/x-daylight-smiles

cml Chemical Markup Language (CML) file chemical/x-cml

pdf Portable Document Format (PDF) file application/pdf Adobe's Acrobat Reader software, Ghostscript

txt Text file text/plain Browser

html Hyper-Text Markup Language (HTML) file text/html Browser

sgml Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) file text/sgml

sgml Extensible Markup Language (XML) file text/xml

rtf Rich Text Format (RTF) file application/rtf

doc Microsoft Word (DOC) file application/msword

docx Microsoft Word (DOCX) file application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document

odt Open Document Text (ODT) file application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text

ppt Powerpoint (PPT) file application/

pptx Powerpoint (PPTX) file application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.presentationml.presentation

odp Open Presentation Text (ODP) file application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.presentation

xls Microsoft Excel (XLS) file application/

xlsx Microsoft Excel (XLSX) file application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet

ods Open Spreadsheet Text (ODS) file application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet

thumbnail PostScript file application/postscript Ghostscript and related software

thumbnail Encapsulated PostScript file application/postscript Ghostscript and related software

thumbnail Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) image image/jpeg Browser

thumbnail Graphic Interchange Format (GIF) image image/png Browser

bmp PC bitmap image image/bmp Browser

thumbnail Tagged Image Format File (TIFF) image image/tiff

thumbnail Portable Network Graphics (PNG) image image/png Browser

mpeg Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) video file video/mpeg

mpeg Moving Picture (MP4) video file video/mp4

wmv Windows Media Video (WMV) file video/x-ms-wmv

avi AVI file video/avi

qt Quicktime video file video/quicktime

vrml Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML) file model/vrml

au .au format audio file audio/x-au

wav Wave audio file audio/wav

bin Binary (bin) file application/octet-stream

exe Executable (exe) file application/exe

hqx Macintosh binhex file transfer format (HQX) file application/binhex

zip Zip compressed file multipart/x-zip

gz Gzipped compressed file multipart/x-gzip

tar Tape ARchive (TAR) file application/x-tar

tgz Gzipped tape archive (TGZ) file

pdb Protein Data Bank file chemical/x-pdb RasMol

pdb Link to Protein Data Bank

ndb Link to Nucleic Acid Database

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