waiving of open-access fees

open access

Authors from developing countries submitting to Acta Crystallographica Section E may apply for a full or 50% waiver of their open-access fees. Waiver requests must be made before submission of an article. Successful applicants will be given a full or 50% waiver voucher valid for the submission of one article.

Apply for a voucher

For the purposes of waiving of fees, the corresponding author should be from a developing country with a small economy (with a GDP of less than USD 300 billion) that is in the World Bank's low income or lower-middle income categories.

Authors from low income countries qualify for a 100% waiver of fees:

  • Afghanistan
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Congo, Dem. Rep.
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gambia, The
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bisau
  • Haiti
  • Korea, Dem. Rep.
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mozambique
  • Nepal
  • Niger
  • Rwanda
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Uganda
  • Yemen, Rep.

Authors from the following lower-middle income countries qualify for a 50% waiver:

  • Angola
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Comoros
  • Congo, Rep.
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Eswatini
  • Ghana
  • Honduras
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • Lao PDR
  • Lesotho
  • Mauritania
  • Micronesia, Fed. Sts.
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Myanmar
  • Nicaragua
  • Papua New Guinea
  • São Tomé and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Solomon Islands
  • Sudan
  • Timor-Leste
  • Tunisia
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vietnam
  • West Bank and Gaza
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Research communications

Research communications are designed to help authors bring out the science behind their structure determinations. Authors are encouraged to report more than one structure in the same communication and also to include the results of investigations with other techniques. The Research communications format makes Acta E the natural home for structure determinations with interesting science to report.

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