editorial policies


The International Union of Crystallography has developed a wide range of policies for its journals that cover editorial and related matters. The policies include:

Archiving policy

Policy on the long-term preservation and access to published content

Article correction and retraction policy

Policy for correction of articles and article removal or retraction

Author rights

Details of author rights before and after article acceptance, and information on licencing

Conflict of interest

Policy on declaring conficts of interest

Copyright and licencing policy

Provides information on licencing options for authors

CrossMark policy

Allows any corrections made to articles to be located

Data-sharing policy

Policy and principles on research data

Editorial independence

Policy on editorial independence

Ethical publishing policy

Policy on publishing ethics

Human and animal rights

Policy on ethics for human and animal research

Notes for authors

Detailed publication requirements and policies for individual journals


Open-access licencing policy

Provides information on open-access licencing

Peer-review process

Description of the peer-review process for IUCr Journals

Plagiarism and text recycling

Policy on plagiarism and plagiarism checks

Privacy policy

Privacy principles for IUCr publications

Sharing articles

Details of author rights to share articles

Text and data mining

Using text and data mining for research

More information

To find out more information on any of our journals, click on a journal icon and follow the links.

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