How should I validate CIF files (Crystallographic Information Files) prior to submission?

How should I validate CIF files (Crystallographic Information Files) prior to submission?

 

CIF Validation

It is the responsibility of the author(s) to check their Crystallographic Information Files (CIFs) for the following items prior to submission:

  • Syntax errors
  • Numerical self-consistency of the data
  • Possible higher symmetry in the space group assignment.

Authors are encouraged to validate their CIFs on the Web using the free CheckCIF utility that is available from the International Union of Crystallography.

Some ACS journals require that a copy of the CheckCIF output be retained in case it is requested by an editor or reviewer. If your manuscript submission includes CIF files please refer to the Journal's Author Guidelines for instructions.

Topic Information
  • Topic #: 9131-52
  • Date Created: 10/17/2008
  • Last Modified Since: 06/22/2016
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