IUCrJ is a fully open-access peer-reviewed journal from the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr).

The journal publishes high-profile articles on all aspects of the sciences and technologies supported by the IUCr via its commissions, including emerging fields where structural results underpin the science reported in the article. Our aim is to make IUCrJ the natural home for high-quality structural science results. Chemists, biologists, physicists and material scientists are actively encouraged to report their structural studies in IUCrJ.

IUCrJ covers five broad areas:

The journal was launched in 2014 to commemorate the International Year of Crystallography.

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Richard Henderson wins Nobel prize

Richard Henderson, a member of the Editorial Board of IUCrJ, has won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, together with Jacques Dubochet and Joachim Frank.

Single particle electron cryomicroscopy (CryoEM) has experienced a quantum leap in its capability in recent years, due to improved electron microscopes, better detectors and better software. Using the technique invented by Jacques Dubochet and his colleagues in 1982, a thin film containing a suspension of the macromolecules of interest is plunge-frozen into liquid ethane at liquid nitrogen temperature, creating a frozen-hydrated sample in which individual images of the structures can be seen in many different orientations. Subsequent computer-based image analysis is then used to determine the three-dimensional structure, frequently at near-atomic resolution. Examples of some recent structures are presented, and some remaining barriers to further progress are discussed. CryoEM is already a very powerful method, but there are still many improvements that can be made before the approach reaches its theoretical limits.
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