IUCr journals

Cryo-electron microscopy and IUCrJ

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[CryoEM editors] (left to right) Richard Henderson, Werner KüŸhlbrandt and Sriram Subramaniam.

IUCrJ (www.iucrj.org), the only journal to carry the name of the International Union of Crystallography, was launched in January 2014 with a simple mission: to attract high-quality science papers of broad scientific significance from across the full breadth of the scientific communities that use structural information.

We are pleased to announce the journal will start accepting articles in cryo-electron microscopy (cryoEM) within the Biology and Medicine section. CryoEM is proving to be a powerful tool for structural biologists for studying large molecular machines and membrane protein complexes at high resolutions.

Three of the world leaders in cryoEM - Richard Henderson (MRC, Cambridge), Werner KüŸhlbrandt (MPIBP, Frankfurt) and Sriram Subramaniam (NIH, Bethesda) - are joining the editorial board of IUCrJ to serve the cryoEM community and provide leadership for the enthusiastic acceptance of the journal by this expanding field.

On the occasion of the launch of cryoEM in IUCrJ, Richard Henderson said 'There has been a quantum leap in the power of single particle cryoEM due to recent improvements in microscopes, detectors and computer programs. It is entirely appropriate that the IUCr should become the home for cryoEM in the same way as it has nurtured X-ray and other crystallographies since its foundation in 1948.'