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The subscription prices (in Danish Kroner) of Acta Crystallographica, the Journal of Applied Crystallography and the Journal of Synchrotron Radiation were increased each year during the triennium.

The total annual number of pages published in 1996, 1997 and 1998 were:




Acta Crystallographica Section A




Acta Crystallographica Section B




Acta Crystallographica Section C




Acta Crystallographica Section D




Journal of Applied Crystallography




Journal of Synchrotron Radiation




In addition, in 1996 Acta Cryst. Section A included a Supplement of 688 pages of abstracts communicated to the Seattle Congress.

The November 1998 issue (Part 6, Number 1) of Acta Cryst. Section A was a celebration of 50 years of Acta Crystallographica and the IUCr, edited by H. Schenk. It contained 269 pages of 26 invited papers presenting state-of-the-art research from sciences in which crystallography has played a major role. The first paper was 'Aspects of the History of the International Union of Crystallography' by D.W.J. Cruickshank. This issue of Acta Cryst. was also published as a book entitled Crystallography Across the Sciences.

The October 1997 issue (Part 5, Number 2) of JAC contained 320 pages of papers presented at the Tenth International Conference on Small-Angle Scattering, Campinas, Brazil, 21—26 July 1996. The November 1998 issue (Part 6, Number 1) of Acta Cryst. Section D contained 142 pages of 'Databases for Macromolecular Crystallographers', the Proceedings of the CCP4 Study Weekend, Reading, UK, January 1998. The May 1998 issue of JSR contained 1,054 pages of papers presented at the Sixth International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation SRI '97, Himeji, Japan, 4—8 August 1997.

Submission of papers to Acta Cryst. Section C in fully electronic CIF format is complete and automatic data validation software and CIF-access electronic-only publication have been introduced. The other journals are now produced in SGML format ready for on-line publication.

The IUCr home page on the web continues to expand and the main site in Chester, UK, is currently mirrored in France, Israel, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA. It contains information in the following categories: The Union and its Components (including information on Adhering Bodies, Commissions, Regional Associates, Annual Reports, Congress Reports, etc.); Journals and Other Publications (including information on the titles, synopses, structural schemes and contents of the IUCr journals); and Services (including the World Database of Crystallographers). The number of requests per day is typically of the order of 10,000.

Full details on the publication of volumes of International Tables for Crystallography are given in the Triennial Report of this Commission (Appendix 11 to the Agenda).

The Tenth Edition of the World Directory of Crystallographers, edited by Y. Epelboin, was published in 1997. This is held as an electronic database in STAR file format and this also allows the automated typesetting of the Directory. The database may be accessed via the web.

The IUCr/OUP Book Series continues to be successful. Details are given in Appendix 15 to the Agenda.

The IUCr Newsletter is distributed free of charge to 587 libraries and 15,000 crystallographers and other interested individuals in 39 countries. W.L. Duax is the Editor with the editorial office at the Hauptman—Woodward Medical Research Institute at Buffalo, New York, USA, which also handles the distribution. A report on the IUCr Newsletter is given in Appendix 14 to the Agenda.

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