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International Union of Crystallography

The IUCr is a scientific union adhering to the International Council for Science (ICSU). Its objectives are to promote international cooperation in crystallography and to contribute to all aspects of crystallography, to promote international publication of crystallographic research, to facilitate standardization of methods, units, nomenclatures and symbols, and to form a focus for the relations of crystallography to other sciences.

The IUCr fulfils these objectives by publishing in print and electronically primary scientific journals through Crystallography Journals Online, the series of reference volumes International Tables for Crystallography, distributing the quarterly IUCr Newsletter, maintaining the online World Directory/Database of Crystallographers, awarding the Ewald Prize and organising the triennial Congress and General Assembly.

Scientific publications

In response to a public invitation to submit evidence to a wide-ranging House of Commons Select Committee inquiry into scientific publications, the IUCr has contributed a written submission Publishing Crystallography Journals in the Electronic Environment that summarises the Union's current practice and policy in the production and distribution of primary research journals.

The Components of the IUCr

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