Journal of Palaeogeography was launched in July 2012 and co-sponsored by China University of Petroleum (Beijing) and Science Press. Journal of Palaeogeography publishes in English rigorously peer-reviewed high quality original research articles and timely reviews across the entire spectrum of palaeogeography and its relevant domains. Journal of Palaeogeography is an open access publication that provides free full text download of all articles published in the journal while not charging a publication fee.
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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Citing articles in Journal of Palaeogeography
Articles in Journal of Palaeogeography should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.
Article citations follow this format:
Authors: Title. J Palaeogeogr [year], [volume number]:[article number].
e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL: Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. J Palaeogeogr 2009, 1:115.
1:115 refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.
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Annual Journal Metrics
71 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
48 days to first decision for all manuscripts
172 days from submission to acceptance
66 days from acceptance to publication
This journal is indexed by
- VINITI Database RAS
- Google Scholar
- ISSN: 2524-4507 (electronic)