open access and Acta Crystallographica Section E

1. Introduction

Acta Crystallographica Section E: Crystallographic Communications 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 policy of other IUCr journals is 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: Crystallographic Communications. 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. The open-access fee

The open-access fee for Acta Crystallographica Section E: Crystallographic Communications 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.