Biomolecular Crystals

A section of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352).

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This section is devoted to facilitating the quick publication of high-quality papers in the field of biomolecular crystals. This section covers the crystallization, crystallographic research, conventional and non-conventional methods of crystal growth, and the characterization of crystals and crystalline samples from classic techniques such as X-ray diffraction (single and crystalline powder) to modern methods such as cryo-electron microscopy (Cryo-EM), as well as those related to the diffraction of electrons, neutrons, and free-electron lasers (XFEL) where crystals are involved. There is no restriction on the length of the papers. We encourage authors to submit research articles, reviews, letters, and communications on all aspects related to biomolecular crystals from small-molecular-weight biocrystals to biological macromolecules (proteins, nucleic acids, polysaccharides, membrane proteins). The topics include, but are not limit to, the following:

  • Novel methods for the crystallization of biomolecules;
  • Crystal growth and the design of techniques for the crystallization of biocrystals and biological macromolecules;
  • Biomolecular crystallography;
  • Crystallization in vivo for applications in X-ray crystallography;
  • Single crystal and powder X-ray diffraction;
  • Crystallo-chemistry and crystallo-physics;
  • The characterization of biomolecular crystals via X-ray, electron and neutron diffraction techniques, and even nanocrystals production for XFELs and their 3D characterization;
  • Crystallization under special and physical environments;
  • Biomineralization in living organisms.


  • protein crystals
  • biocrystals
  • crystal growth
  • protein crystallography
  • crystal chemistry
  • crystal physics
  • biomineralization
  • biomimetics
  • biological macromolecules
  • X-ray
  • electron diffraction
  • neutron diffraction
  • nanocrystals for XFELs
  • crystallization in vivo

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