The launching of this Series was reported to the General Assembly at Perth (1987). The agreement between the IUCr and the OUP was finalized soon afterwards. The Series has consisted of three sub-series:
IUCr Crystallographic Symposia (IUCr CS)
IUCr Monographs on Crystallography (IUCr MC)
IUCr Texts on Crystallography (IUCr TC)
The above arrangement continued over the initial seven years of the Series but was revised by the Executive Committee in 1994, when it was decided that, with the exception of the series on Crystallographic Computing, the Symposia Series (IUCr CS) could be dropped because it had become possible for that type of publication to be handled by Special Issues of the IUCr journals. Thus, the Book Series consists now of Monographs and Texts only, except for the books on Crystallographic Computing (such as that edited by Flack et al. listed below).
The Book Series Committee membership currently is: J. H. Robertson (UK; Chairman), A. M. Glazer (UK), J. P. Glusker (USA), K. Kuchitsu (Japan) and V. I. Simonov (Russia), with H. J. Stanbury as the ex officio representative of the OUP and the President and the General Secretary of the IUCr as ex officio members. This Committee considers proposals for new publications and makes recommendations to the IUCr Executive Committee and to the Delegates of the Press (the body responsible for approving all publications handled by the OUP).
Books published since the Beijing General Assembly
IUCr CS-6. Flack, H. D., Párkányi, L. & Simon, K. (Eds.) 1993. Crystallographic Computing 6. A Window on Modern Crystallography.
IUCr CS-7. Jones, D. W. & Katrusiak, A. (Eds.) 1994. Organic Crystal Chemistry: Correlations, Transformations and Interactions. (Proceedings of the Poznan Symposium of July 1992.)
IUCr MC-6. Shmueli, U. & Weiss, G. H. 1995. Introduction to Crystallographic Statistics.
Books expected to be published soon
A Monograph: Glaeser, R. et al. Electron Crystallography of Biological Macromolecules.
A Monograph: Authier, A. Dynamical Theory of X-ray Diffraction.
A Monograph: Coppens, P. Accurate Crystallography and the Study of Charge Density Distributions.
A Text: Hammond, C. The Basics of Crystallography and Diffraction: An Introduction.
A Monograph: David, W. I. F. (Ed.) Structure Determination from Powder Data.
A Text: Paufler, P. Physical Crystallography.
A Text: Howard, J. A. K., Aslanov, L. A. & Fetisov, Sc. G. V. Instrumental Methods of X-ray Crystallography.
A Monograph: Snyder, R. L., Fiala, J. & Bunge, H. Microstructure Analysis from Diffraction.
A Text: Giacovazzo, C. Direct Methods in Crystallography: Fundamentals, Applications and Perspectives.
Other topics under consideration
Molecular Interaction and Recognition
Life's Molecular Machinery
Crystal Structure Analysis: a Working Approach
A total of about 16 books have been published, so far, in these first nine years of the Book Series. The introduction of Texts (in 1988) as a standard component of the Series has been a definite success. While sales of Monographs and Proceedings are usually in the region of 300-400, the sales of Texts - although there are only two at present (by Guinier and by Giacovazzo) - have averaged 3000-4000. Currently there are four new Texts in the pipeline, as mentioned above.
Future membership of the Book Series Committee
The current membership is willing to continue for a further three-year period, except for the Chairman, who will be retiring at the Seattle General Assembly.
8 May 1996 J. H. ROBERTSON, Chairman
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