As explained in the licence agreement, the use of the Software should be referenced as:

Vonrhein, C., Flensburg, C., Keller, P., Sharff, A., Smart, O.,
Paciorek, W., Womack, T. & Bricogne, G. (2011). Data processing and
analysis with the autoPROC toolbox. Acta Cryst. D67, 293-302.

The paper is available as open access in HTML or as PDF.

The use of STARANISO as part of autoPROC should be referenced as

Tickle, I.J., Flensburg, C., Keller, P., Paciorek, W., Sharff, A.,
Vonrhein, C., Bricogne, G. (2018). STARANISO. Cambridge, United
Kingdom: Global Phasing Ltd.

Please also cite all references to external software packages used within the autoPROC pipeline. Those references are given at the top of summary.html, in the PDF reports and on standard output - as well as in the relevant log files.

The latest paper related to autoPROC is (HTML, PDF)

Vonrhein, C., Flensburg, C., Keller, P., Fogh, R., Sharff, A.,
Tickle, I.J. and Bricogne, G., 2024. Advanced exploitation of
unmerged reflection data during processing and refinement with
autoPROC and BUSTER. Acta Crystallographica Section D: Structural
Biology, 80(3).

Finally, please make sure that the use of autoPROC is registered upon structure deposition at the PDB in addition to the external programs it calls and relies upon. autoPROC is not just a simple "script" tying together execution of other programs (like XDS/XSCALE, POINTLESS, AIMLESS and other tools from CCP4), but adds a large amount of additional programs, methods, algorithms, expert knowledge and decision making capability. It is important for future development of this (free for academic use) software that this is recognized and recorded/acknowledged appropriatly. So please take a minute or so of your time to ensure this happens.


The data-processing program package XDS is developed by W. Kabsch at the MPI for Medical Research, Heidelberg/DE and K. Diederichs at University of Konstanz/DE.


The scaling program AIMLESS and the analysis program POINTLESS are developed by P. Evans at the LMB in Cambridge/UK.


Severeal other programs from the CCP4 suite are used within autoPROC. See also here for further references.