The Swiss Journal of Palaeontology publishes original research and review articles of interest to the international community in the fields of palaeontology, taxonomy and systematics, while recognising at the same time the importance of documenting high-quality palaeontological data in a regional context. Palaeobiology in combination with alpha taxonomy is a core topic of the journal.

Submitted papers should have an appeal as wide as possible, directed towards an international readership. Contributions should not have been simultaneously submitted elsewhere, and the overlap of content between related articles should be minimal. Duplications of text and the use of previously published illustrations without adequate citation are unacceptable. If a manuscript has two or more authors, both or all have to sign to confirm they all were involved in the work and have agreed to its submission. The preferred manuscript language is UK English, but consistently used US English is also acceptable. We encourage the publication of proceedings of international meetings as well as special thematic issues. Short contributions and book reviews are also accepted.

An international editorial team as well as guest editors guarantee that the thematic issues as well as all articles in regular issues are peer-reviewed and meet the highest standards.

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Swiss J Palaeontol
First published in 1874 as Schweizerische Paläontologische Abhandlungen
renamed in 2011
1 volume per year, 2 issues per volume
approx. 280 pages per vol.
Format: 21 x 27.9 cm
ISSN 1664-2376 (print)
ISSN 1664-2384 (electronic)

  • New format and appearance of a long running journal, founded 1874 as Schweizerische Paläontologische Abhandlungen
  • Publishes peer-reviewed original research articles in palaeontology, taxonomy and systematics
  • Coverage includes as core topic palaeobiology in combination with alpha taxonomy
  • Submission via Editorial Manager, Online-First publication.
  • Daniel Marty
Publishing model
Open Access. Learn about OA at Springer
Impact factor: 1.071 (2018)
Submission to first decision: 35 days
Acceptance to publication: 17 days
Downloads: 8,021 (2018)


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  • Swiss Academy of Sciences

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