open access

open access

1. Introduction

Acta Crystallographica Section E 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 Acta Crystallographica Section E. 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 Acta Crystallographica Section E is USD 165. The fee is used to meet the costs of peer review, of journal production, and of online hosting and archiving.

3.1 Waivers

Authors from developing countries may apply for their open-access fees to be waived. Waiver requests must be made before submission of an article to the journal.

3.2. Discounts

Authors whose institution has a full subscription to Acta Crystallographica Section C are eligible for a discount on the open-access fee. In addition, 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.

6. Frequently asked questions

For a list of FAQs on open access and Acta Crystallographica Section E, click here.

Research communications

The first papers in this new format were published in July 2014. Research communications are longer papers with new text sections designed to help authors bring out the science behind their structure determinations. Figures are included in the published paper and, for the first time in Acta E, individual reports are not limited to single structure determinations. The Research communications format will make Acta E the natural home for structure determinations with interesting science to report.

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