Deposition of X-ray crystallographic data

Prior to submitting a manuscript reporting X-ray crystallographic data , authors should deposit the data corresponding to the intended publication at the appropriate database. The preferred mode of deposition is by e-mail as a standard ASCII file. Wherever possible the CIF format should be used. A checklist of data items for deposition can be obtained from the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) Home Page on the World Wide Web or by e-mail to , with the one line message, sendme checklist.

The crystallographic data associated with organic and metal-organic structures should be deposited with the CCDC by e-mail to . The crystallographic data associated with inorganic structures should be deposited with the Fachinformationszentrum Karlsruhe (FIZ), D-76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen by e-mail to . These databases provide the author with a deposition number by return. The deposition number will normally be delivered by e-mail.

An appropriate entry containing the deposition number should be added to the References and notes section of the manuscript.

The deposited data will not be archived in the database until the paper has been published. If, after twelve to eighteen months, the paper has not been published, the database will contact the depositor to decide what should be done with the data.