If your paper is rejected by the journal to which it has been submitted and you resubmit to another journal, then you do not need to alert us to the journal change. We have workflows in place with all the major publishers to allow us to update the publication details automatically. In this case, it is not necessary to supply a new CIF. A new CIF would only be required if the data have been revised.
If your paper is rejected and you have not resubmitted to another journal, then we will store your data in our confidential archive and await publication. After a year, we may contact you to find out if publication is still in progress or if you would prefer us to enter your structure into the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) as a CSD Communication or the Inorganic Crystal Structure Database (ICSD) as an ICSD Communication.