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  • APC fully covered by China University of Petroleum (Beijing)
  • Served by a dedicated and active international editorial committee which ensures swift editorial response and high academic quality of the journal
  • Priority of attending the IPC and other relevant academic conferences or workshop

Call for papers and SPEPS-Special call for excellent papers on hot topics

Currently SPEPS including the following topics:

  • Advances in palaeobotany
    Guest editors: Profs. Mihai E. Popa, Cheng-Sen Li, Long-Yi Shao

    Deadline for submissions: 31st August 2018
  • Microbialites
    Guest editors: Profs. Stephen Kershaw, Robert V. Burne, Ya-Sheng Wu, Yong-Biao Wang

    Deadline for submissions: 1st October 2018

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15th National Conference of Palaeogeography and Sedimentology

September 2018, Chengdu, China

Journal of Palaeogeography acquired its first Impact Factor-2.632!

We are very delighted to report that the first Impact Factor of Journal of Palaeogeography (2017 Impact Factor) is 2.632! The journal’s ranking in the Geosciences Multidisciplinary category is 60/189 (top 31.7%, Q2) and in the Paleontology category is 3/55 (top 5.5%, Q1).
Journal of Palaeogeography was launched in July 2012, accepted by ESCI and Scopus in 2015 and indexed by SCI-E in September 2017. We would like to thank the first and second Editorial Committee members, especially Associate-Editors-in-Chief who actively participated in the work of the journal in soliciting and writing high quality papers, attending academic conferences and making excellent presentations, peer-reviewing submitted papers and proof-reading each accepted articles before publication. These efforts laid a solid foundation for the development of the journal in such a short period. We would like to thank everyone for supporting JOPG and contributing to this success in our continuing mission to play a major role in the future of global geosciences.

Aims and scope

Journal of Palaeogeography publishes rigorously peer-reviewed and high-quality original research articles and authoritative reviews that focus on sedimentology and palaeogeography. Emphasis will be placed on lithofacies palaeogeography and sedimentology, tectonopalaeogeography and palaeotectonics, biopalaeogeography and palaeoecology, geochemistry and sedimentary environments, stratigraphic palaeogeography, physiogeographic palaeogeography, past and present environments and human civilization, ichnology, palaeoclimatology, palaeoseismology, palaeokarst, basin analysis, prediction and exploration related with oil, gas, coal and other mineral resources. The journal has a worldwide authorship, and a broad scope in basic and applied geology. The journal aims to introduce the latest results in palaeogeography and its relevant domain in China, promote cooperation in palaeogeographic research between China and the rest of the world, and build a bridge for scientific communication between China and the world.


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This journal is indexed by

  • SCI-E
  • Scopus
  • VINITI Database RAS
  • DOAJ
  • COAJ
  • Google Scholar