The 70 most relevant journals specialized in Paleontology

Below we present a list of the 70 most influential journals specialized in Paleontology according to the Scimago ranking system. A list of non-specialized journals relevant in the Paleontology field will be provided in the future.

Journals were ranked using a combination of 2014 and 2015 Scimago rankings. For each journal, we provide a link to the official webpage (click on each title), the ISSN number and the nationality of the publisher, according to Scimago.

Each of this journals is carefully monitored by the Paleowire team in order to give you the most relevant content and the latest news, both in the “Latest News” section and in the “Latest in Publications” series. Be sure to follow!

Rank Title ISSN Country
1 Paleoceanography 8838305 United States
2 Climate of the Past 18149332 Germany
3 Journal of Quaternary Science 10991417 United Kingdom
4 Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 14780941 United Kingdom
5 Paleobiology 19385331 United States
6 Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 310182 Netherlands
7 Holocene 14770911 United Kingdom
8 Palaeontology 14754983 United Kingdom
9 Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 19372809 United States
10 Special Papers in Palaeontology 386804 United Kingdom
11 Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 17322421 Poland
12 Marine Micropaleontology 3778398 Netherlands
13 Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 346667 Netherlands
14 Cretaceous Research 1095998X United States
15 Lethaia 15023931 United Kingdom
16 Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 16176278 United States
17 Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments 18671608 Germany
18 Palaios 8831351 United States
19 Journal of Paleontology 223360 United States
20 Journal of Paleolimnology 09212728 Netherlands
21 Historical Biology 8912963 United Kingdom
22 Palaontologische Zeitschrift 18676812 Germany
23 Stratigraphy and Geological Correlation 15556263 Russian Federation
24 Revue de Micropaléontologie 351598 France
25 Bollettino della Società Paleontologica Italiana 3757633 Italy
26 Comptes Rendus – Palevol 16310683 France
27 Folia Geobotanica 12119520 Netherlands
28 Palaeontographica, Abteilung A: Palaozoologie – Stratigraphie 3750442 Germany
29 Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology 17520754 United Kingdom
30 Palynology 1916122 United States
31 Facies 1729179 Germany
32 Journal of Foraminiferal Research 961191 United States
33 Palaeoworld 1871174X Netherlands
34 Neues Jahrbuch fur Geologie und Palaontologie – Abhandlungen 777749 Germany
35 Annales de Paléontologie 7533969 France
36 Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia 356883 Italy
37 Ichnos 15635236 United Kingdom
38 Ameghiniana: a Gondwanan Paleontological Journal 27014 Argentina
39 Revista Brasileira de Paleontologia 15197530 Brazil
40 Bulletins of American Paleontology 75779 United States
41 Memoir of the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum 13475622 Japan
42 Journal of Micropalaeontology 20414978 United Kingdom
43 Micropaleontology 262803 United States
44 Paleontological Research 13428144 Japan
45 Paleontological Journal 15556174 Russian Federation
46 Fossil Record 10533389 Germany
47 Revue de Paléobiologie 2536730 France
48 Memoirs of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists 8108889 Australia
49 Stratigraphy 1547139X United States
50 Revista del Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales, Nueva Serie 15145158 Argentina
51 Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 798835 Australia
52 Palaeontologia Polonica 788562 Poland
53 Hantkeniana 12193933 Hungary
54 African Natural History 18168396 South Africa
55 Palaeontographica Abteilung B: Palaeophytologie 3750299 Germany
56 Revista Espanola de Paleontologia 2136937 Spain
57 Memoirs of Museum Victoria 14472554 Australia
58 Fossils and Strata 3009491 United States
59 Journal of the Palaeontological Society of India 5529360 India
60 PalArch’s Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology 15672158 Netherlands
61 Joannea – Geologie und Palaontologie 15629449 Austria
62 Brukenthal. Acta Musei 18422691 Romania
63 Geologie und Palaeontologie in Westfalen 0176148X Germany
64 Bulletin Mensuel de la Societe Linneenne de Lyon 3661326 France
65 Zitteliana Reihe A: Mitteilungen der Bayerischen Staatssammlung fur Palaontologie und Geologie 1612412X Germany
66 Cuaternario y Geomorfologia 2141744 Spain
67 Batalleria 2147831 Spain
68 Bulletin de l’Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, Sciences de la Terre 3746291 Belgium
69 Developments in Palaeontology and Stratigraphy 9205446 Netherlands
70 Fossils 229202 Japan
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Lurdes Fonseca

Assistant Professor and Researcher at University of Lisbon
Sociologist (PhD), Paleontologist (Researcher in Micropaleontology), Majors in Sociology and Biology, Minor in Geology. Main interests in Paleontology: Microfossils, Molecular fossils, Paleobiology and Paleoecology. (read more about me)

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