Palaeontology (journal)

Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Discipline Paleontology
Language English
Edited by A. B. Smith
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Bimonthly
Hybrid/delayed, after 7 years
ISSN 0031-0239 (print)
1475-4983 (web)
OCLC no. 44674714

Palaeontology is one of the two scientific journals of the Palaeontological Association (the other being Papers in Palaeontology). It was established in 1957 and is published on behalf of the Association by Wiley-Blackwell. The editor-in-chief is Andrew Smith (Natural History Museum, London). Palaeontology publishes articles on a range of palaeontological topics, including taphonomy, functional morphology, systematics, palaeo-environmental reconstruction and biostratigraphy. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2014 impact factor of 2.240, ranking it 6th out of 49 journals in the category "Paleontology".[1]


  1. "Journals Ranked by Impact: Paleontology". 2014 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2015.
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