frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions concerning the open-access arrangements for Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online are given below.

What is included in the open-access fee?

The open-access fee pays for:

Who should pay?

The corresponding author of the article is responsible for payment.

When should payment be made?

Payment is due upon acceptance of the article for publication. Please note that authors will be asked to confirm that they can pay for open access before article submission.

How do I pay?

Payment for individual articles may be made by credit card, cheque or voucher. Payment by purchase order and invoicing is also available. For more details of how to pay, click here.

How do I apply for a waiver?

Authors from developing countries may apply for a payment waiver by clicking here. Please note that application for a payment waiver must be made before an article is submitted. Successful applicants will be given a waiver voucher valid for the submission of five papers.

My institutional library subscribes to an IUCr journal. Does this entitle me to a discount on the open-access fee?

If your library subscribes to Acta Crystallographica Section C: Crystal Structure Communications, then you may apply for a 10% discount on the open-access fee by clicking here.

What vouchers are available?

Three types of vouchers are available:

Which funding agencies allow their grants to cover open-access fees?

BioMedCentral provides a list of funding agencies that support the payment of open-access fees at Sherpa Juliet provides useful links to the policies of research funders at