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Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments is an international journal providing a multidisciplinary approach in the fields of Palaeobiodiversity, Palaeoenvironments, and Palaeobiogeography in Earth History. It is a relaunch of the well-known "Senckenbergiana lethaea" and incorporates peer-reviewed original research, review papers and short notes spanning a broad scope of subject matter. Its principal fields of interest are biodiversity of fossil organisms and their palaeoenvironment, comparison of modern and ancient sedimentary environments, palaeoecology, and palaeobiogeography.

Coverage includes systematic studies of all fossil animal / plant groups with a special focus on palaeoenvironmental investigations; palaeoecosystems and climate changes in Earth's history; environment-organism interaction; comparison of modern and ancient sedimentary environments; palaeoecology and palaeobiogeography.

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Why publish in Paleobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments

  • The journal’s diverse and international editorial board includes representation across many sub-specialties of research
  • The journal welcomes authors to collaborate and contribute to special topical collections and supplements for consideration
  • PBPE is the official journal of the Senckenberg Institute and welcomes original submissions from all regions of the world
  • The journal is pleased to announce that its 2019 impact factor is 1.573 and it is ranked in two Clarivate categories: Biodiversity Conservation and Paleontology

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  • Peter Königshof
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1.573 (2019)
Impact factor
1.567 (2019)
Five year impact factor
76 days
Submission to first decision
224 days
Submission to acceptance
47,303 (2020)

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Volume 101

Issue 1, March 2021

Palaeobotanical contributions in honour of Volker Mosbrugger

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