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Paleontological Journal

Paleontological Journal

Editor-in-Chief: Alexey Rozanov

ISSN: 0031-0301 (print version)
ISSN: 1555-6174 (electronic version)

Journal no. 11492

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  • Presents original work on the anatomy, morphology, and taxonomy of fossil organisms
  • Also explores the distribution, ecology and origin of fossils
  • Presents studies on evolution of organisms, ecosystems, and biosphere, along with invaluable information on biostratigraphy
  • Places emphasis on Eastern Europe and Asia

Paleontological Journal (Paleontologicheskii zhurnal) is the principal Russian periodical in paleontology. The journal publishes original work on the anatomy, morphology, and taxonomy of fossil organisms, as well as their distribution, ecology, and origin. It also publishes studies on the evolution of organisms, ecosystems, and the biosphere and provides invaluable information on global biostratigraphy with an emphasis on Eastern Europe and Asia.


Paleontological Journal is a peer reviewed journal. We use a single blind peer review format. Our team of reviewers includes over 50 experts from many countries (Russia, Ukraine, Belorussia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, USA, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, China, etc.). The average period from submission to first decision in 2018 was 30 days, and that from first decision to acceptance was 30 days. The rejection rate for submitted manuscripts in 2018 was 40%. The final decision on the acceptance of an article for publication is made by the Editorial Board.

Any invited reviewer who feels unqualified or unable to review the manuscript due to the conflict of interests should promptly notify the editors and decline the invitation. Reviewers should formulate their statements clearly in a sound and reasoned way so that authors can use reviewer’s arguments to improve the manuscript. Personal criticism of the authors must be avoided. Reviewers should indicate in a review (i) any relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors, (ii) anything that has been reported in previous publications and not given appropriate reference or citation, (ii) any substantial similarity or overlap with any other manuscript (published or unpublished) of which they have personal knowledge.

Impact Factor: 0.716 (2018) * 

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    Original Russian Edition Copyright © 2010 by the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Borisyak Paleontological Institute, RAS.

    Copyright © 2010 by Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.

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