full open-access journals from the IUCr
The following journals published by the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) are fully open access:
|Acta Crystallographica Section E: Crystallographic Communications|
These journals are 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 these journals. 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. 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 fees are as follows:
IUCrJ, USD 1200
Acta Crystallographica Section E: Crystallographic Communications, USD 200
The fees are used to meet the costs of peer review, of journal production, and of online hosting and archiving.
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.
Discounts are available for advance payment of open-access fees. For more details of discounts, go to the web pages of the individual journals.
4.1. 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, go to the web pages of the individual journals.
We are generally unable to process cancellations, refunds or returns of open-access fees after publication. Authors seeking reimbursement should contact IUCr Customer Services (email@example.com).
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 a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) Licence.
6. Open-access membership
Institutions may take out open-access membership of Crystallography Journals Online. Researchers from member institutions have the right to discounts for advance payment of open-access fees. If your organisation would like to become a member, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
7. Open access and funding bodies
Some funding bodies, e.g. NIH, require authors to deposit their articles in a recognised archive such as PubMed Central. A summary of the IUCr arrangements for NIH-funded authors can be found at http://journals.iucr.org/services/nihpolicy.html.
IUCr publications aim to meet best practice in open-access publication and conform with the publisher requirements of funders such as the Wellcome Trust, see https://wellcome.ac.uk/funding/managing-grant/publisher-requirements.