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The Palaeontological Association is a sponsor of this high-quality free-to-access online palaeontological journal, for which we also provide web-hosting services.
This highly successful volume was produced in 1990 as a joint venture between the Palaeontological Association and Blackwell Scientific Publications; its encyclopaedic form made it an ideal and widely-used teaching reference across the world. The hard copy has been out of print for some years, and Blackwell's more recent 'Paleobiology' (by the same editors) does not cover exactly the same ground. We have therefore arranged for the original text to be freely downloadable, chapter by chapter. There are no restrictions on downloading this material.
Publication Policy and Practice including Scope of Publications:
PALAEONTOLOGY. Manuscripts on any aspect of palaeontology will be considered for publication. Papers on Recent material may be acceptable if their palaeontological relevance is clear. Preference is given to topics that have more than local significance; those describing only one or two new species of common genera are not usually accepted. As noted above, reviews are welcome provided that they contain a substantial amount of new information and/or new interpretations. Those solicited by the Council of the Association will be given priority of publication, as may short papers that report novel research. Most contributions will, however, be published approximately in the order revised manuscripts are received by the Editor-in-Chief, length and possible production problems permitting.
PAPERS IN PALAEONTOLOGY. Successor to Special Papers in Palaeontology. As a sister publication to Palaeontology its focus is on descriptive research, including the descriptions of new taxa, systematic revisions of higher taxa, detailed biostratigraphical and biogeographical documentation, and descriptions of floras and faunas from specific localities or regions.
FIELD GUIDES TO FOSSILS. Published at irregular intervals, these are designed primarily to be of value for the identification of fossils found in the British Isles, but guides to fossils encountered in successions overseas will also be considered. They should be broad in scope, and compiled and written in a style that will appeal to both amateur enthusiasts and professional palaeontologists.
FOLD-OUT FOSSILS. Published at irregular intervals, these are aimed at both professional and amateur geologists and palaeontologists who want to be able to identify particular groups of fossils in the field. The first issue, published in 2003, is a fold-out document that consists of a title page and five plates on one side and text, including a glossary of terms, on the other.
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