open access

open access

1. Introduction

IUCrData is an open-access publication, i.e. free of charge to all readers. The costs of peer review, of 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 this publication. The open-access policies of other IUCr publications are described elsewhere.

2. Open access and authors

Authors will be asked to pay an open-access fee upon acceptance of their data article for publication in IUCrData. However, please note that authors will be asked to confirm that they can pay the open-access fee, or that they have a full or partial payment waiver, at the submission stage.

3. Open-access fee

The open-access fee for IUCrData is USD 320. The fee is used to meet the costs of peer review, of production, and of online hosting and archiving. There are no submission charges.

3.1 Waivers

Authors from developing countries or authors who have financial difficulties in paying for open access may apply for their open-access fees to be waived. A full or partial waiver may be available; waiver requests must be made before submission of a data article.

3.2. Discounts

Discounts are available for advance payment of open-access fees.

4. How to pay

Authors may pay by credit card, bank transfer or voucher. Please note that purchase order and invoicing arrangements are also available. For more details of how to pay and our reimbursement policy, click here.

5. Open access and copyright

IUCrData adheres to the Budapest Open Access Initiative definition of open access. Users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles.

Authors will not be asked to transfer copyright to the IUCr, but will instead be asked to agree during submission to an open-access licence. This licence is identical to the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) Licence.

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