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.

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Paleontological Journal is a peer reviewed journal. We use a double blind peer review format. Our team of reviewers includes over 40 experts, both internal and external (80%), from 8 countries. The average period from submission to first decision in 2019 was 30 days, and that from first decision to acceptance was 30 days. The rejection rate for submitted manuscripts in 2019 was 35%. The final decision on the acceptance of an article for publication is made by the Editor-in-Chief.

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appropriate reference or citation, (ii) any substantial similarity or overlap with any other manuscript (published or unpublished) of which they have personal Knowledge.

  • 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

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Alexey Rozanov
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0.500 (2019)
Impact factor
0.623 (2019)
Five year impact factor
17,851 (2019)
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Electronic ISSN
1555-6174
Print ISSN
0031-0301
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