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Publication Copyright

The Palaeontological Association (Registered Charity) asserts copyright on all articles and images in its electronic and print publications unless otherwise stated. Articles or figures in the journal Palaeontology may be reproduced in print or electronic medium for teaching, and for non-profit educational and research purposes, without fees or further permissions, providing that acknowledgements to 'The Palaeontological Association' is given, and that the source of the reproduced material is quoted in full. The Palaeontological Association reserves the right to withdraw this permission without notice. Written permission is required by the Association for all other forms of capture, reproduction and/or distribution of any of its publications or items in its publications. Permission should be sought from the Executive Officer.

Scope of the Journals

Notes for authors submitting papers for publication in Palaeontology and Special Papers in Palaeontology


Palaeontology publishes papers on any aspect of palaeobiology and allied disciplines (for example, facies analysis, biostatigraphy). It is imperative that a paper has considerable novelty and wide appeal to the readership. Papers solely describing new species of common genera will not usually accepted (e.g. with a title such as: 'A new species of …'). Papers on Recent material are acceptable if their relevance to the history of life is clear. The categories of publication are:

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