full open-access journals from the IUCr

1. Introduction

The following journals published by the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) are fully open access:

Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online, http://journals.iucr.org/e/
IUCrJ, http://www.iucrj.org/

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:

Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online, USD 165
IUCrJ, USD 1000

The fees are 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

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. 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.

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 Licence.