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The schedule is available at https://www.conftool.com/iucr2020/

Pre and post publication peer review of crystallographic data

Comments

Chemical crystallography has led the way in peer review of articles submitted for publication along with the underpinning coordinates, processed structure factors and checkCIF reports. Macromolecular crystallography has led the way in extending the molecular complexity that can be studied by crystal structure analysis to include huge multimacromolecular biological complexes. Can the present exemplary practices of these two communities be shared and compared, leading to further developments? Does the fact that biological crystal structures are so large make peer review of article with data out of scope of what can be expected of a referee? This microsymposium will explore the potential future synergies and developments expected in these different areas of crystal structure analysis. Inclusivity of all the IUCr commissions confirms the essential need for specialist referees with expertise in scattering, diffraction, spectroscopies and microscopies studying samples such as crystals, powders, fibres, nanostructured and amorphous materials or solutions. Raw diffraction data can now be archived and offer further opportunities for sure refereeing before publication.

Chair persons

Name

Family

Institution

City

Country

Region

Anthony

Linden

University of Zürich

Zurich

Switzerland

ECA

Mariusz

Jaskolski

A. Mickiewicz University Poznan

Poznan

Poland

ECA

 

Invited speakers

Name

Family

Institution

City

Country

Title

Stephen Kevin

Burley

Rutgers University

Piscataway

USA

Brian

McMahon

IUCr

Chester

UK