Do you submit crystallographic data with your articles? If you submit to several different publishers, are you confused by which procedure you should follow?
Then you’ll be glad to hear that at RSC Publishing we are making it easier for you.
From September 1st, all small molecule single crystal data files (CIFs) must be accompanied by the CCDC reference number(s)* when you submit your article. So, you will need to deposit your crystal data files with, and obtain the relevant reference number from, CCDC before you begin the submission process. Many of you will recognise this as the process used by the majority of publishers.
Your crystal data files will be published alongside your article, as normal. The CCDC reference numbers will still be quoted in the online and print versions of the article.
As this change also aligns us with approved CCDC practices, it means a much more streamlined process for everyone involved.
*The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) is dedicated to the advancement of chemistry and crystallography for the public benefit through providing high-quality information services and software. It is the internationally recognised repository for crystal structures, providing a reference number for each structure deposited.