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PDB Focus: How Are HPUB Structures Released?

The release status of structures is determined at the time of deposition by the author. The status HPUB is used to indicate that a structure will be released when the corresponding journal article is published. Publication is considered to be when the article is distributed by the publisher, either in print or electronically. Structures are released when the PDB can confirm that the article corresponds with the entry.

The PDB receives publication dates and citation information from some journals. For other journals, the PDB scans the literature for publication information. We also greatly appreciate the citation information that is sent to us at deposit@rcsb.rutgers.edu from the community.