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Aims and scope

Aims and scope

Swiss Journal of Palaeontology is an international fully Open Access peer-reviewed journal publishing original research and review articles of interest to the international community in the field of palaeontology. Manuscripts with palaeontological analyses comprising global data are equally welcome as such that document high-quality palaeontological data in a regional context. The diversity of published articles is reflected by the members of our editorial board.

We welcome contributions of all fields of palaeontology including alpha taxonomy & systematics, palaeobiology, palaeobiodiversity, palaeoenvironmemt, biostratigraphy, conservation palaeontology, palaeontological methodolgy, etc. including palaeontological studies employing up-to-date methods such as CT- or synchrotron-scanning, geochemical analyses and complex phylogenetic analyses.

The Swiss Journal of Palaeontology publishes Special Issues and also longer articles. Contact us if you have a proposal for special issues and proceedings volumes.

The Commission for the Swiss Journal of Palaeontology has funds available for outstanding contributions and review articles from researchers who lack funding for fully OA publication.

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.


Bibliographic Data
Swiss J Palaeontol
First published in 1874 as Schweizerische Paläontologische Abhandlungen
renamed in 2011
ISSN 1664-2376 (print)
ISSN 1664-2384 (electronic)

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    3.0 - 2-year Impact Factor
    1.6 - 5-year Impact Factor
    0.913 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.743 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2023 Speed
    10 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    86 days submission to accept (Median)

    2023 Usage 
    719 Altmetric mentions