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Journal of Applied Crystallography: The First 50 Years and Beyond



Andrew J. Allen, Janos Hajdu, Garry J. McIntyre


The first issue of the Journal of Applied Crystallography appeared in April 1968. So, with this issue we celebrate its 50th birthday! We should start by expressing our appreciation for all the readers, authors, reviewers, editors and technical staff who have made the journal what it has become over the past 50 years. The first Main Editor of the Journal of Applied Crystallography was the pioneer of small-angle scattering, André Guinier, who guided it through its first two volumes in 1968 and 1969, after which he stood down on being elected IUCr President. André Guiner was succeeded by Ray Young who served as Main Editor from 1970 to 1978, Michael Hart from 1978 to 1984, Michel Schlenker from 1984 to 1990, Michael Glazer from 1990 to 1999, Gernot Kostorz from 1999 to 2007, and Anke Kaysser Pyzalla from 2007 to 2017. Anke Kaysser Pyzalla was joined by two of us, Janos Hajdu and Andrew Allen, in 2013, and she was succeeded by our other current Main Editor, Garry McIntyre, in 2017.
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Allen, A. , Hajdu, J. and McIntyre, G. (2018), Journal of Applied Crystallography: The First 50 Years and Beyond, Journal of Applied Crystallography, [online], (Accessed April 19, 2024)
Created April 1, 2018, Updated October 17, 2022