IUCr Journals Open to SESAME

As part of the celebrations of the International Year of Crystallography 2014, the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) is pleased to support the SESAME project by providing free online access to IUCr Journals for the period 2014–2016, inclusive. This will allow SESAME and selected users and potential users in the SESAME Members, particularly those having participated in two of SESAME’s users’ meetings, to have access to:

Acta Crystallographica Section A: Foundations and Advances
Acta Crystallographica Section B: Structural Science, Crystal Engineering and Materials
Acta Crystallographica Section C: Structural Chemistry
Acta Crystallographica Section D: Biological Crystallography
Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online
Acta Crystallographica Section F: Structural Biology Communications
Journal of Applied Crystallography
Journal of Synchrotron Radiation
IUCrJ (a new open-access high-influence journal to be launched in 2014)
 
Full details of these journals can be found at http://journals.iucr.org. To access these journals, users and potential users in the SESAME Members are invited to complete the online form at the following link: http://www.sesame.org.jo/sesame/news/85-uncategorised/341. Access will be granted to those scientists having participated in at least two of the four most recent SESAME User Meetings.

On receiving the news from the IUCr, SESAME Scientific Director, Professor Giorgio Paolucci, commented “On behalf of the SESAME community, I am very grateful to the International Union of Crystallography for providing access to these journals. I am sure that at this point in time scientific programmes at SESAME will benefit greatly from this generous opportunity.” Professor Samar Hasnain, Editor-in-Chief of IUCr Journals, added “The availability of these nine journals to the SESAME staff as part of the International Year of Crystallography activities is a positive contribution from the Union to this very special project.” Professor Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith, President of the SESAME Council, said “SESAME greatly appreciates and needs the goodwill and support the project is receiving from round the world, at a time when political turbulence in the Middle East is making scientific collaboration across borders harder but even more desirable.”
 
The IUCr is an International Scientific Union. 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 United Nations has declared that 2014 will be the official International Year of Crystallography.
 
SESAME (Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East) is a "third-generation" synchrotron light source under construction in Allan, Jordan. Being developed under the auspices of UNESCO, SESAME will be the Middle East's first major international research centre, and is scheduled to come into full operation in late 2015/early 2016. As an intergovernmental scientific and technological centre of excellence open to all scientists from the Middle East and elsewhere, SESAME will serve as a propeller for the scientific, technical and economic development of the region, and will strengthen collaboration in science.
 
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SESAME: Rawan Ramadan, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.