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The American Geological Institute (AGI): The GeoRef database, Open-Access Journals covered in GeoRef. Excellent!

J. Beall:
Potential predatory scholarly open-access publishers.

Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany (BSIP):
Palaeobotanical Repository. Palaeobotanical Repository (BSIP) is a service of the Knowledge Resource Center (KRC) of BSIP for collecting, preserving and disseminating the intellectual output of BSIP.

N. Bakkalbasi et al. (2006): Three options for citation tracking: Google Scholar, Scopus and Web of Science. In PDF, Biomedical Digital Libraries. See also here.

! Electronic Journals Library, University Library of Regensburg, Germany.
The Electronic Journals Library is a service to facilitate the use of scholarly journals on the internet. It offers a fast, structured and unified interface to access full-text articles online. The journals are presented in lists sorted by research area. Excellent!
! Journal List by Title.
! Journal List by Subject.

GeoZentrum Nordbayern, Erlangen:
! Journals for Paleontological Research. Peer-reviewed journals are listed by their impact factors and CiteScore Index on popular demand. Excellent!

! Geoscience e-Journals, the portal. This website incorporate peer-reviewed electronic journals in the field of Earth Sciences (geochemistry, geophysics, paleontology, regional geology, stratigraphy, geography, etc.) permitting free online access to all or at least a major part of their current issue and/or archives. Excellent!

! GEOREF Information Services (provided by the American Geological Institute (AGI), Alexandria, VA). The GeoRef database provides access to the geoscience literature of the world. GeoRef is the most comprehensive database in the geosciences and continues to grow by more than 60,000 references a year. Search the GeoRef Preview Database for free access. Check an invaluable online resource:
Serials list. An alphabetical listing of un-abbreviated versions (!) of journal titles covered in GeoRef (PDF files). Decipher the full names of virtually every journal published, including those that are old or obsolete. Excellent!

! GeoScienceWorld (GSW). A comprehensive internet resource for research and communications in the geosciences, built on a core database aggregation of peer-reviewed journals indexed, linked, and inter-operable with GeoRef. GSW is an unprecedented collaboration of six leading earth science societies and one institute (American Association of Petroleum Geologists), American Geological Institute, Geological Society of America, The Geological Society of London, Mineralogical Society of America, Society for Sedimentary Geology, and Society of Exploration Geophysicists).

! Google Scholar.
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. Focus also on fulltext search of open access journals and conference proceedings. Check out the nuts and bolts:
! Search Help.
For further information see here (Wikipedia entry).

! Important to know: Inclusion Guidelines for Webmasters (configuring the meta-tags).

! Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB), Hannover, Germany: Freie Alternativen zu zugangsbeschränkten Publikationen anhand des DOI finden. In German. Annotated links about unrestricted access to publications by means of DOI (Digital Object Identifier System).

Jerry D. Harris, Science Department, Dixie State College, St. George, UT: Vertebrate Paleontology Journal Links, and Dissertations.

! The International Fossil Plant Names Index (IFPNI).
The IFPNI provides an authoritative online, open-access, community-generated registry of fossil plant nomenclature as a service to the global scientific community (headquartered at the Fundamental Botanical Library, National Institute of Carpology (Gaertnerian Institution), Moscow). For more information please take notice:
! A.B. Doweld (2016): The International Fossil Plant Names Index (IFPNI): A global registry of scientific names of fossil organisms started. In PDF, The Palaeobotanist, 65: 203–208. Also worth checking out:
! B. Zhao (2023): pyIFPNI: A package for querying and downloading plant fossil data from the IFPNI. Free access, Plant Diversity.

! The International Fossil Plant Names Index (IFPNI). Global registry of scientific names of fossil organisms covered by the International Code of Nomenclature for Algae, Fungi, and Plants. Go to:
! Authors. Explore the searchable list of more than 5700 names.
This is a treasure chest of poorly accessible older paleobotanical literature. Superbly done! Take for instance the hard-to-reach-literature of T.M. Harris.

! The International Organisation of Palaeobotany (IOP): Palaeobotanical Journals.
Chief journals devoted to palaeobotany.

! JSTOR. JSTOR is a not-for-profit organization, founded to help academic libraries and publishers.

! V. Lariviere and C.R. Sugimoto (2019): The journal impact factor: A brief history, critique, and discussion of adverse effects. In PDF, Springer handbook of science and technology Indicators, pp 3–24.
See also here.
"... The inflation of the JIF [Journal Impact Factor} and the weakening predictive power is discussed, as well as the adverse effects on the behaviors of individual actors
[...] the JIF will likely remain part of the research ecosystem and as long as journals remain the primary mechanism for diffusing new knowledge, their reputation. ..."

The Linnean Society, London, United Kingdom.
The Linnean Society of London is the world’s oldest active society devoted to natural history. Go to:
Open Access Resources.

Zweigbibliothek Medizin der ULB Münster, Germany:
! Elf legale Wege an Elsevier-Artikel zu kommen, die nicht in Münster verfügbar sind (in German). Eleven legal ways to get Elsevier articles!

nature web debates: Future e-access to the primary literature. There has been considerable debate about many aspects of the future of the electronic literature, including ways to improve access to the scientific literature, proposals for making research papers free, and changing the application of copyright.

! Open access (OA), Germany, and Public Library of Science (PLoS). "Open access means immediate, free and unrestricted online access to digital scholarly material, primarily peer-reviewed research articles in scholarly journals" (Wikipedia). Excellent! Go to:
Earth Sciences, and Biology (in German). See also:
Open access to scientific literature (OASE, Universitätsbibliothek Karlsruhe),
Open Access Overview. Focusing on open access to peer-reviewed research articles and their preprints, and
Open Access News. News from the open access movement.

! OpenAlex (made by OurResearch with support from Arcadia).
OpenAlex (launched in January 2022) is an index of hundreds of millions of interconnected entities across the global research system. Please note:
Open Access Basics: Was ist OpenAlex? In German, by Philipp Falkenburg, 2022.
Also worth checking out: Wikipedia information about:
OpenAlex, and its forerunners:
Live Search Academic (existed from April 2006 to May 2008).
Microsoft Academic Search (retired in 2012, relaunched in 2016 as Academic).

! The University Library of Regensburg, Germany: Electronic Journals Library, Geosciences. A comprehensive list of journals. Excellent!

! Scott Russell, Department of Botany and Microbiology, University of Oklahoma: Electronic Sites of Leading Botany, Plant Biology and Science Journals. These are links to journals in which articles concerning plant biology are published. The sites will almost always have a Tables of Contents available free and may frequently have selected articles, or the entire text online. Some sites are free; others require registration or paid subscriptions.

ScienceDirect. ScienceDirect offers more than a quarter of the world's scientific information online.

SCImago Journal & Country Rank The SCImago Journal & Country Rank is a publicly available portal that includes the journals and country scientific indicators developed from the information contained in the Scopus database (Elsevier).
Go to: ! Paleontology. Excellent!
! Especially worth checking out: Only Open Access Journals: Paleontology.

Marco Tullney (2016), Weblog der Technischen Informationsbibliothek (TIB): Freie Alternativen zu zugangsbeschränkten Publikationen anhand des DOI finden. In German.

ViFaBio, The Virtual Library of Biology (University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg, Frankfurt/Main, Germany):
! Electronic Journals.
German botanical journals collection 1753-1914. ! The University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg, Frankfurt/Main, in cooperation with BGBM (Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem), is digitising and making available these German botanical journals.

! Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia:
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! List of academic databases and search engines.
List of online encyclopedias.

! Mark Wilson, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds: ISI Journal Title Abbreviations.
This expired link is now available through the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

Academia Biology.
A new open access journal in biology.

Acta Palaeobotanica.
Acta Palaeobotanica (now an open access journal) is an international journal publishing original palaeobotanical, palaeoecological, palaeophytogeographical and palynological papers, comprehensive review and discussion articles and book reviews. All abstracts and full texts, beginning from volume 1 (1960), are freely accessible in the PDF format
Navigate from here.

Acta Palaeontologica Polonica.
Acta Palaeontologica Polonica (open access) is an international quarterly journal publishing papers of general interest from all areas of paleontology.
Navigate from here.

Acta Societatis Botanicorum Poloniae.
This is the oldest scientific journal published by the Polish Botanical Society, functioning continuously (with the exception of WWII) since 1923.

Albertiana (The Subcommission on Triassic Stratigraphy).
The primary mission of Albertiana is to promote the interdisciplinary collaboration and understanding among members of the Subcommission on Triassic Stratigraphy and the Triassic community at large. Albertiana are posted in a blog-style format and archived (by volume) as fully-formatted pdf issues at year end.
Albertiana past issues are available from here and likewise from Scans of the rare early volumes of Albertiana!
Still available via Internet Archive Wayback Machine.

Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology.
This is the official journal of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists. Alcheringa covers all aspects of palaeontology and its ramifications into the earth and biological sciences.
See especially: Exceptional fossils and biotas of Gondwana: the fortieth anniversary issue of Alcheringa. By Stephen McLoughlin.
Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology Vol. 40.

Ameghiniana. See also: (Asociación Paleontológica Argentina).

American Journal of Botany.
The American Journal of Botany (AJB), published by the Botanical Society, is the Society’s flagship research journal.

American Journal of Science.
The Journal is devoted to geology and related sciences and publishes articles from around the world presenting results of major research from all earth sciences.
! Open access since 2023.

American Scientist.
American Scientist is a general-interest science magazine.

Annales de Paléontologie (Elsevier). Click here for the most downloaded paper.

Annales Societatis Geologorum Poloniae.
Note the links to other Polish Geojournals.

Annals of Botany
Annals of Botany is an international plant science journal publishing novel and rigorous research in all areas of plant science. It is published monthly in both electronic and printed forms.

Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden. The Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden (Missouri Botanical Garden Press), concentrates on systematic botany and taxonomy. The Annals is known for its traditional monographs and revisions of plant genera, as well as cutting-edge articles on molecular phylogenetics, and for its themed issues, on topics such as the origin of modern terrestrial ecosystems and recent discoveries in the plant, animal, and other kingdoms.

Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics

Annual Reviews. The mission of Annual Reviews is to provide systematic, periodic examinations of scholarly advances in a number of fields of science through critical authoritative reviews. Full Online Access for Articles. Go to Search All Available Annual Reviews Content, Keyword Search, e.g. in "Word(s) Anywhere in Article". Excellent!

Antarctic Journal of the United States. This journal (PDF files) reported on U.S. activities in Antarctica, related activities elsewhere, and trends in the U.S. Antarctic Program.

Argumenta Palaeobotanica. From Münster, Germany.
This expired link is now available through the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

The Australian Journal of Botany

Australian Systematic Botany

The Australian Systematic Botany Society Newsletter. The ASBS Newsletter appears quarterly keeping members informed of Society events and news, and providing a vehicle for debate and discussion. In addition, original articles, notes and letters will be considered.

Austrian Journal of Earth Sciences.
Austrian Journal of Earth Sciences (open access) is the official journal of the Austrian Geological (ÖGG), Mineralogical (ÖMG), Palaeontological (ÖPG) and Hydrogeological (ÖVH) Societies.
See also here.

Beringeria. Formerly publication organ of the Institute of Palaeontology, University of Würzburg, now Geo-Center of Northern Bavaria, Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg.

Berliner Geowissenschaftliche Abhandlungen, Reihe E, Paläobiologie. Publication organ of the Institute of Palaeontology, FU Berlin.

Biogeosciences (BG) & Discussions (BGD). Biogeosciences (BG) is an international scientific journal dedicated to the publication and discussion of research articles, short communications and review papers on all aspects of the interactions between the biological, chemical and physical processes in terrestrial or extraterrestrial life with the geosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere. The objective of the journal is to cut across the boundaries of established sciences and achieve an interdisciplinary view of these interactions.

BMC Evolutionary Biology. This is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of molecular and non-molecular evolution of all organisms, as well as phylogenetics and palaeontology. More information on the BioMed Central website.

Bollettino della Società Paleontologica Italiana (BSPI).
BSPI is the journal of the Società Paleontologica Italiana, published both in print and digital form.

Botanical Bulletin of Academia Sinica. Botanical Bulletin of Academia Sinica (sponsored by the Institute of Botany, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan), is issued quarterly, in January, April, July, and October, with one volume per year. Papers are published in English with a Chinese abstract.

Department of Botany and Microbiology, University of Oklahoma, Botanical Electronic News: BEN ARCHIVE.

Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society.
The Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society publishes original papers on systematic and evolutionary botany and comparative studies of both living and fossil plants.

The Botanical Review. Published by The New York Botanical Garden. See also:

Botanica Pacifica (BP).
Botanica Pacifica (open access) publishes peer-reviewed, significant research of interest to a wide audience of plant scientists in all areas of plant biology.

Botany (formerly Canadian Journal of Botany).
This monthly journal features comprehensive research articles and notes in all segments of plant sciences.

Botany One. This is the social media presence of the "Annals of Botany" nonprofit organisation.

Brittonia (The New York Botanical Garden), assuming the broadest possible definition of the field of systematic botany, has been an important outlet for the publication of original research articles on anatomy, botanical history, chemotaxonomy, morphology, paleobotany, phylogenetic systematics, taxonomy, and phytogeography. See also here.

Bulletin du Museum national d'histoire naturelle.
Continued by the Museum's bulletin, 3e série, published in six sections: Botanique, Écologie générale, Sciences de l'homme, Sciences de la terre, Sciences physico-chimiques, and Zoologie.
Superseded by the Museum's bulletin published in six sections: Bulletin. Botanique; Bulletin. Ecologie Generale; Bulletin. Sciences de l'homme; Bulletin. Sciences de la terre; Bulletin. Sciences Physico-chimiques; and Bulletin. Zoologie. Go to:
The Bulletin du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle 3ème série.

Bulletin of Geosciences (Czech Geological Society). This journal focuses solely on palaeontology, sedimentology, stratigraphy and related fields.

Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History.
Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History, which has been in publication since 1925, is published twice a year, in April and October.

Canadian Journal of Botany. This journal changed title in 2007 and all issues from 2008 onwards can now be found at Botany.

Carnets Geol. Formerly known as "Carnets de Geologie - Notebooks on Geology". Carnets Geol. is an open-access journal published electronically, which has been established to provide a means of presenting papers in the field of sedimentology, stratigraphy, and paleontology.

Cladistics (Wiley-Blackwell).
The International Journal of the Willi Hennig Society. Cladistics publishes high quality research papers on systematics, especially in biogeography, coevolution, conservation biology, ontogeny, genomics and palaeontology.

Climate of the Past. An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union.

Climatic Change
Climatic Change is dedicated to the totality of the problem of climatic variability and change - its descriptions, causes, implications and interactions among these.

Coloquios de Paleontología. Departamento de Paleontología, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Creation/Evolution Journal (PDF files; the National Center for Science Education). Published from 1980 to 1996, Creation/Evolution was the leading source of information about and criticism of the creationist movement through that momentous period, which saw the rise and fall of attempts to require the teaching of "creation science" in the public schools as well as the beginnings of the "intelligent design" movement.

Cretaceous Research.
Cretaceous Research provides a forum for the rapid publication of research on all aspects of the Cretaceous Period, including its boundaries with the Jurassic and Tertiary. Click here for the most downloaded paper.

Current Biology.
Current Biology is a general journal that publishes original research across all areas of biology.

Current Opinion in Plant Biology (Elsevier)

The Cycad Newsletter. Provided by the Cycad Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of cycads through education and scientific research.

The Journal of Biological Databases and Curation provides an open access platform for the presentation of novel ideas in database research surrounding biological information, and aims to help strengthen the bridge between database developers, curators, and users.

Data in Brief. This is a multidisciplinary, open access, peer-reviewed journal, which publishes short, digestible articles that describe and provide access to research data.

The Depositional Record.
This is a fully open access journal publishing high quality articles from across the field of sedimentology.

Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research. A new book series by Kluwer Academic Publishers. Relevant topics include studies focused on terrestrial, peatland, lacustrine, riverine, estuarine, and marine systems, ice cores, cave deposits, palynology, isotopes, geochemistry, sedimentology, paleontology, etc.

Doklady Botanical Sciences (Doklady Akademii Nauk).
Doklady Botanical Sciences publishes the most significant new research in botanical sciences being done in Russia today. The journal contain English translations of current Russian research in the botany, phytopathology, plant anatomy, plant ecology, plant embryology, plant morphology, and plant physiology sections of the Doklady Akademii Nauk (Proceedings of the Russian Academy of Sciences). The Proceedings appear 36 times per year; articles from the selected botanical sections are collected, translated, and published in 2 issues per year. With table of contents.
! Doklady Botanical Sciences is now archived and no longer receiving submissions with this publisher. All articles published in the journal during its time with Springer will remain fully searchable

documenta naturae (Palaeo-Bavarian Geological Survey, Augsburg, Germany). See also here.

The American Geosciences Institute, Alexandria, VA.
Earth (open access) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on earth science published quarterly online.

Earth Heritage.
This journal is produced twice yearly to stimulate interest in geodiversity and a broad range of geological and landscape conservation issues within the UK and further afield. It is free in pdf format.
Navigate from the Earth Heritage Past Issues.

Earth Science Teachers´ Association (ESTA).
The aim of the Association is to advance education by encouraging and supporting the teaching of Earth sciences at all levels, whether as a single subject such as Geology, or as part of Science or Geography or other courses.
! Don´t miss the archive access, especially of the journal "Geology Teaching". Excellent! This archive contains back issues of ESTA publications which have been scanned and stored in Portable Document Format (pdf).

Ecological Abstracts.
Ecological Abstracts is a comprehensive reference source for literature in the fields of marine, freshwater and terrestrial ecology.

Eon is the newsletter of the Paleontology Division of the Geological Association of Canada, an important avenue of communication for paleontologists in Canada. It is now published twice yearly, in Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter issues. See also here.

Episodes Journal of International Geoscience.
Episodes, an international and interdisciplinary open access journal, is a quarterly journal of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS).

Evolutionary Journal of the Linnean Society.
The Evolutionary Journal of the Linnean Society rapidly publishes open-access original papers on all aspects of the evolutionary biology of diverse organisms and ecological systems.

Evolving Earth.
Evolving Earth is a multi-disciplinary open access journal publishing novel geoscience research that addresses all aspects of Earth system science, the past and future evolution of our planet, and global change mitigation.

Evolution (Blackwell, published for the Society for the Study of Evolution). A publication devoted to the study of organic evolution and the integration of the various fields of science concerned with evolution.

Evolution: Education and Outreach.
Evolution: Education and Outreach addresses the question of why we should care about evolution by exploring the practical applications of evolutionary principles in daily life and the impact of evolutionary theory on culture and society throughout history. Targeting K-16 students, teachers and scientists alike, the journal presents articles to aid members of these communities in the teaching of evolutionary theory.

Facies Carbonate Sedimentology and Paleoecology.
The journal Facies presents papers dealing with the interpretation of ancient and modern biotopes and carbonate depositional environments by means of facies analysis in its broadest sense.

Feddes Repertorium. WILEY-VCH Verlag, Berlin.
Feddes Repertorium - Journal of Botanical Taxonomy and Geobotany. Original research papers and reviews of Feddes Repertorium cover all groups of the plant world, including extant and fossil.

Fossilien – Erdgeschichte erleben. A German fossil magazine. Note the table of contents from 1984–2014 (in PDF).

Fossil Imprint.
Published by the Natural History Museum, Prague, Czech Republic. Fossil Imprint (formerly Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae, Series B – Historia Naturalis) is an international, open access journal, publishing original papers and reviews of any length from all areas of paleontology and related disciplines. See also here.

See also here. Snapshot taken by the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

Fossil News. "Journal of Avocational Paleontology". A monthly magazine published specifically with the fossil enthusiast or avocational paleontologist in mind. Check out some articles from past issues.

Fossil Record.
This is the palaeontological open access journal of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (formerly named Mitteilungen aus dem Museum für Naturkunde Berlin).

Fossils and Strata. Content of recent issues. Fossils and Strata is an international series of monographs and memoirs in palaeontology and biostratigraphy, complementing the journals Lethaia and Boreas.

Freiberger Forschungshefte.
See also here (in German).

Frontiers in Bioscience. A journal and virtual library. "Frontiers in Bioscience" is a non-profit platform created by scientists for scientists for fostering international scientific communication.

Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.
This multidisciplinary (open access) journal covers the spectrum of ecological and evolutionary inquiry. It provides insights into our natural and anthropogenic world, and how it can best be managed.

Functional Ecology. Published on behalf of the British Ecological Society.

Geo.Alp. A yearly journal devoted to Alpine geology (and palaeontology), formerly named as "Geologisch-Paläontologische Mitteilungen Innsbruck".

Geobiology .
The field of geobiology explores the relationship between life and the Earth's physical and chemical environment. Geobiology, launched in 2003, aims to provide a natural home for geobiological research.

Geobios publishes bimonthly in English original peer-reviewed articles of international interest in any area of paleontology, paleobiology, paleoecology, paleobiogeography, (bio)stratigraphy and biogeochemistry. All taxonomic groups are treated, including microfossils, invertebrates, plants, vertebrates and ichnofossils. The journal became the official organ of the European Paleontological Association (EPA).

Geoconservation Research (GCR):
GCR is an international open access journal.

Geodiversitas (Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris).
Geodiversitas (open access) is a fast-track and peer-reviewed journal, devoted to varied aspects of earth sciences. It publishes original research results, in French or English, with emphasis on history of sedimentary basins, paleobiodiversity and paleoenvironments.
Go to: All Issues - Geodiversitas.

The Geological Curator.
Geological Curator publishes articles on studies which contribute novel results and/or perspectives of relevance to the care and management of geological collections and their use in teaching and engagement.

Geological Journal (John Wiley & Sons). The Journal has a particular interest in publishing papers on regional case studies from any global locality which have conclusions of general interest. Such papers may emphasize aspects across the full spectrum of geological sciences (Sedimentology and Geomorphology, Palaeontology, etc).

Geologica Saxonica. Journal of Central European Geology. Senckenberg Naturhistorische Sammlungen Dresden, Abteilung Museum für Mineralogie und Geologie.

Geologisch-Paläontologische Mitteilungen Innsbruck.
See also here Many Triassic topics!

Geology (by Geological Society of America). The journal Geology publishes timely, innovative, and provocative articles relevant to its international audience, representing research from all fields of the geosciences.

An International Journal of Palaeobotany, Palynology and Allied Sciences, issued by The Palaeobotanical Society, Lucknow.
Geophytology publishers articles in English on all aspects of Palaeobotany and palynology.

Geoscience Canada.
This is the journal of the Geological Association of Canada (GAC).
! Volumes 1 through 43 are freely available (click on "Archives" on the top menu).

Geoscientist Online (The Geological Society of London is the UK national society for geoscience).

This is the journal of the Geological Society of Sweden.
GFF was founded in 1872 by the then “Geologiska Föreningen i Stockholm” under the name of Geologiska Föreningens i Stockholm Förhandlingar. As from 1994, volume 116, the journal was formally renamed GFF, its nickname since 1963 (an acronym of its original name).

Gondwana Research. (International Association for Gondwana Research, Osaka, Japan).

GSA Today (The Geological Society of America).
GSA Today (formerly "The Geologist Newsletter" and "GSA News & Information") provides high-quality science articles, commentary, and society news to GSA members. GSA’s mission is to be a leader in advancing the geosciences.
Navigate from the GSA Today Archive.

Historical Biology (Taylor & Francis). An international journal of paleobiology.

IAWA Journal (The International Association of Wood Anatomists, IAWA).
The IAWA Journal is a scientific periodical, with papers covering all aspects, fundamental and applied, of wood and bark structure.
IAWA Journal is the continuation of the IAWA Bulletin (1970-1979), its New Series (1980-1992), and previous News Bulletins of the International Association of Wood Anatomists.

International Journal of Coal Geology (Elsevier).
The International Journal of Coal Geology deals with fundamental and applied aspects of the geology, petrology, geochemistry and mineralogy of coal, oil/gas source rocks, and shales.
The scope of the journal encompasses basic research, computational and laboratory studies, technology development, and field studies.

International Journal of Plant Sciences. Topics covered in this journal include plant-microbe interactions, development, structure and systematics, molecular biology, genetics and evolution, ecology, paleobotany, and physiology and ecophysiology. Go to the Electronic Edition.

! The IOP Newsletter.
This newsletter is the chief information dissemination vehicle for the membership of the International Organisation of Palaeobotany.

Jahresberichte und Mitteilungen des Oberrheinischen Geologischen Vereins, N.F. This is a scholarly journal with an emphasis on geology, geomorphology, stratigraphy, tectonics, landscape evolution, river history of the upper Rhine region (upper rhine graben) and adjacent areas. A special highlight of contributions to the journals are field trip guides documenting field trips to many interesting field locations, mostly in Germany and adjacent countries.

Journal of Ecology. Journal of Ecology publishes original research papers on all aspects of ecology of plants (including algae) in both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.

The Journal of Evolutionary Biology.
The Journal of Evolutionary Biology is a peer-reviewed, international journal owned by the European Society of Evolutionary Biology.
The aim of the Journal is to integrate perspectives across molecular and microbial evolution, behaviour, genetics, ecology, life histories, development, palaeontology, systematics and morphology.

Journal of Evolutionary Biology Research (JEBR). JEBR (an Open Access Journal) is dedicated to increasing the depth of Evolutionary Biology Research across disciplines with the ultimate aim of improving Evolutionary research.

Journal of Geoscience Education.
The Journal of Geoscience Education (JGE) is the premier peer-reviewed publication for geoscience education research and curriculum and instruction at the undergraduate and pre-college levels. JGE is the publication of record for NAGT, and serves as the only international forum dedicated solely to the publication of research concerning the pedagogy, assessment, and philosophy of teaching and learning about the geosciences.

Journal of Integrative Plant Biology (formerly Acta Botanica Sinica). This is the official publication of Botanical Society of China and Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Journal of Micropalaeontology (JM).
JM (open access),owned by The Micropalaeontological Society, is an established international journal covering all aspects of microfossils and their application to both applied studies and basic research. The scope of the journal is broad, demonstrating the application of microfossils to solving broad geoscience issues.

Journal of Palaeogeography.
This journal (open access) aims to introduce the latest results in palaeogeography.

The Journal of Palaeosciences (previously published as The Palaeobotanist).
The journal is open to research papers on palaeoenvironmental, palaeoecological, palaeoclimatic and palaeogeographic themes, distributed over each of the entire geological time scales right from the pre-Cambrian to the Quaternary. This in-house journal of Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeosciences, Lucknow (renamed 2021 to Journal of Palaeosciences), has been served the palaeobotanists world for over 60 years.
Go to: The first volume of the ‘Journal of Palaeosciences’ (previously ‘The Palaeobotanist’) – as a Platinum Jubilee Special Volume-‘Palaeosciences–Horizons crossed and beyond’ (Volume 70, 2021).

Journal of Paleolimnology (Kluwer). See also here ("next volume").

Journal of Paleontological Techniques (JPT).
JPT aims to promote and facilitate the sharing of techniques and methodologies in paleontological research. These include techniques of excavation, collection, conservation, preparation, and exhibition of (fossil) specimens, as well as new scientific methodologies and approaches for paleontological studies. Go to:
Back Issues.

Journal of Paleontology. The Journal of Paleontology publishes original articles and notes on the systematics of fossil organisms and the implications of systematics to all aspects of paleobiology and stratigraphic paleontology. All taxonomic groups are treated, including invertebrates, microfossils, plants, and vertebrates. See also: The Paleontological Society: Paleontological Journals Online ("Paleobiology" and "Journal of Paleontology"). Go to: View Archives. Abstracts for these articles are available free.

Journal of Systematics and Evolution (formerly Acta Phytotaxonomica Sinica). This is a plant-based international journal dedicated to the description and understanding of the biological diversity.

Journal of Taphonomy (Prometheus Press).
The Journal of Taphonomy is proposed as a venue for publishing the highest quality, data-rich articles on taphonomic research, in all its diversity, from the analysis of burial processes affecting micro-organisms to the study of processes conditioning the modification and preservation of macro-organisms in natural and/or human-created settings.

Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society.
The Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society (know until 1997 as the Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club) is the oldest botanical journal in the Americas. Access the journal and search contents
on the BioOne (2005–Present),
and the JSTOR Torrey Botanical Society web site (JSTOR Archive from 1870).

Kew Scientist. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Surrey.

As of January 1, 2022, Lethaia is no longer published by Wiley.
! Here is the new Lethaia Website.
Lethaia is a quarterly open access journal that publishes articles of international interest in the fields of palaeontology and stratigraphy.

Life is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal of scientific studies related to fundamental themes in life sciences, from basic to applied research, published monthly online by MDPI (a pioneer in scholarly open access publishing).

The Linnean.
The biannual newsletter of the Linnean Society.

Mangroves and Salt Marshes.

Marine Micropaleontology (Elsevier). Click here for the most downloaded paper.

Mémoires du Muséum National d´Histoire Naturelle.
The Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle publish major original peer-reviewed contributions.
See also here.

Mesozoic (Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand).
Mesozoic (free online access) is an interdisciplinary journal dedicated to the study of Earth and life evolution during the Mesozoic Era.

Mitteilungen der Bayerischen Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und historische Geologie (in German).

National Science Review.
Under the auspices of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, National Science Review is an open access journal aimed at reporting cutting-edge developments across science and technology in China and around the world. The journal covers all areas of the natural sciences.

NATURE. Table of contents, summaries of recent articels with supplementary information, as well as downloadable indexes of previous issues are available after a nitpicking registration procedure. You will need the Adobe Acrobat reader to view and print the index. See also:
Nature, Year of planet Earth (supported by the International Year of Planet Earth (IYPE) and the International Union of Geological Sciences): Year of planet Earth. Free access. To celebrate the International Year of Planet Earth, this special supplement explores recent developments and future directions in the Earth sciences.

The German gateway to Nature: (Macmillan Publishers Ltd).

Naturwissenschaften. Now: "The Science of Nature". This interdisciplinary journal (Springer-Verlag) publishes review articles and short original articles of all kinds of scientific fields. The electronic edition provides access to tables of contents and abstracts of issues from 1994 onwards.

Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau, 1886 - 1904.
Provided by Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL), the world’s largest open access digital library for biodiversity literature and archives.

Neue Paläontologische Abhandlungen. Neue Paläontologische Abhandlungen forms a new monograph series in which contributions to palaeontology will appear at irregular intervals.

Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie - Abhandlungen.
Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie continuously publishes current original contributions from all fields of geology, ever since its foundation in 1807.
On the occasion of its 200th anniversary in 2007, Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie is proud to announce the merger of its Monatshefte into the Abhandlungen! This means that as of 2007, Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie is published as a single, unified journal of Earth Sciences.

Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Geognosie, Geologie und Petrefakten-Kunde 1860. By Karl Cäsar von Leonhard, Heinrich Georg Bronn (E. Schweizerbart's Verlagshandlung), digitized by Google Book Search.

New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin.

NewScientist. Subscribers to New Scientist print edition can access New Scientist Archive online which contains a fully searchable database of magazine content from the last 10 years.

Newsletters on Stratigraphy (Schweizerbart). See also here. An international, peer-reviewed journal, publishing articles of international interest dealing with stratigraphical matters. Go to: Available tables of contents.

New Zealand Journal of Botany (The Royal Society of New Zealand).
New Zealand Journal of Botany (open access) publishes original research papers on all aspects of the botany, mycology, and phycology of the South Pacific, Australia, South America, southern Africa, and Antarctica.

Nomen Nudum. The newsletter of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists (AAP).

Organic Geochemistry (by Elsevier). The official journal of the European Association of Organic Geochemists (by Elsevier). See also here.

Oryctos. Edited by the Musée des Dinosaures of Espéraza, France.

Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments. The relaunch of the well-known "Senckenbergiana lethaea". See also here.
Worth checking out:
100 years of Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments (by P. Königshof, 2020).

Palaeodiversity (Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart).
A peer-reviewed, international scientific palaeontological journal (open access), formerly named Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde Serie B. For further information take notice here.

Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology (Elsevier). See especially: ScienceDirect: Earth and Planetary Sciences, Top 25 Hottest Articles:
Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.

Palaeontographica. Abteilung A publishes papers on paleozoological and stratigraphic problems while papers published in Abteilung B deal with paleophytological (paleobotanical) problems and their application to stratigraphy. Go to Palaeontographica Abteilung B: Palaeophytology. With table of contents.

Palaeontographica Canadiana.
See also here.

Palaeontographia Italica (a publication of the Società Toscana di Scienze Naturali).

Palaeontologia africana.
This the official journal of the Evolutionary Studies Institute, University of Witwatersrand.
Palaeontologia africana (established in 1953) is a long-standing journal devoted to publishing scientifically significant palaeontological works with a focus on southern Africa.
You can navigate from here.

Palaeontologica Electronica.
Palaeontologia Electronica (PE), wholly owned by Coquina Press, is the longest running open-access, peer-reviewed electronic journal and covers all aspects of palaeontology.

Palaeontologica Polonica.
This is an international quarterly journal publishing papers of general interest from all areas of paleontology.

Palaeontology. Palaeontology is the journal of the Palaeontological Association. This journal is devoted to the publication of papers on all aspects of palaeontology, including palaezoology, palaeobotany, systematic studies, palaeoecology, micropalaeontology, palaeobiogeography, functional morphology, stratigraphy, taxonomy, taphonomy, palaeoenvironmental reconstruction, palaeoclimate analysis and biomineralization studies. Go to:
! The Palaeontology back issue download portal. The Palaeontological Association has made some issues available to the palaeontological community, without restriction or charge!

The Palaeontology Newsletter (issued by the Palaeontological Association).
The Palaeontology Newsletter contains a mixture of palaeontological news, book reviews, reviews of past meetings, details of forthcoming meetings as well as a series of regular discussion features. Copies of the Newsletter from Issue 27 onward are available online.
You may navigate from the Newsletter Archive.

Palaeoworld (published on behalf of the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, CAS).
Palaeoworld is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal dedicated to the study of past life and its environment.

PALAIOS is a monthly journal, founded in 1986, dedicated to emphasizing the impact of life on Earth's history as recorded in the paleontological and sedimentological records.

Paleobiology. Paleobiology publishes original articles that emphasize biological or paleobiological processes and patterns including: speciation, extinction, development of individuals and colonies, natural selection, evolution, and patterns of variation, abundance and distribution of organisms in space and time. Papers concerning recent organisms and systems are also included if they aid in understanding the fossil record and the history of life. Paleobiology, the journal of the Paleontological Society, is published quarterly and focuses on the biological aspects of paleontology. See also here.

PaleoBios. PaleoBios is a peer-reviewed journal produced by the University of California Museum of Paleontology (issued in three numbers each year).

Paleontological Journal.
Paleontological Journal (Paleontologicheskii zhurnal) is the principal Russian periodical in paleontology. The journal publishes original work on the anatomy, morphology, and taxonomy of fossil organisms.

Paleontological Research.
PR is a quarterly, peer-reviewed international journal, which focuses on original contributions primarily in the area of paleontology.

PALYNOLOGY. Palynology is a journal published annually by the American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists Foundation. With abstracts.

Newsletter of the International Federation of Palynological Societies.

PalZ. Previous Title: "Paläontologische Zeitschrift".
PalZ (Paläontologische Zeitschrift) is one of the journals with the longest tradition in the field of palaeontology. The journal is dedicated to the promotion of palaeontology as a scientific discipline and publishes high-quality research and review papers on all aspects of this field.
Go to: All Volumes & Issues.

Papers in Palaeontology (The Palaeontological Association).
Papers in Palaeontology includes papers that document the diversity of past life and its distribution in time and space.
Note the List of Issues

Past Global Changes Horizons (provided by PAGES, a registered paleoscience association). .
This separate magazine to PAGES' main publication "Past Global Changes Magazine", is designed for those people who are interested in learning more about paleoscience, past global changes, and science in general.

Past Global Changes Magazine (also named "PAGES Magazine", provided by PAGES, a registered paleoscience association).
PAGES Magazine (formerly PAGES news) is PAGES' main publication, a free paleoscience magazine published two to three times a year.

The newsletter is published by the Permian Subcommission, The International Commission on Stratigraphy.

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society London, Ser. B: Biological Sciences. Each issue of Transactions B is devoted to a specific area of the biological sciences, including clinical science.

PhytoKeys is a peer-reviewed, open-access, rapidly disseminated journal launched to accelerate research and free information exchange in taxonomy, phylogeny, biogeography and evolution of plants.

This is an international, scientific, peer-reviewed, open access journal on plant science published semimonthly online by MDPI.

Plants, People, Planet.
Plants, People, Planet aims to publish outstanding research across the plant sciences, placing it firmly within the context of its wider relevance to people, society and the planet.

Plant Science Bulletin (The Botanical Society of America).
is an informal communication published three times a year, with information on upcoming meetings, courses, field trips, news of colleagues, new books, and professional opportunities.

Plant Systematics and Evolution. This journal (Springer) is devoted to publishing original papers and reviews on plant systematics in the broadest sense, encompassing evolutionary, phylogenetic and biogeo-graphical studies at the populational, specific, higher taxonomic levels. Taxonomic emphasis is on green plants.

PNAS Online (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America). PNAS is one of the world's most-cited multidisciplinary scientific serials. Coverage in PNAS spans the biological, physical, and social sciences (published by the National Academy of Sciences).

PLOS Biology.
PLOS Biology is the flagship PLOS journal in the life sciences and features works of exceptional significance, originality, and relevance in all areas of biological science and at every scale.
You may navigate from the Journal Archive.

PLOS (The Public Library of Science), San Francisco, California, USA. A nonprofit organization to accelerate progress in science.
! How to Choose the Journal That’s Right for Your Study.
! How to Write a Great Title.
! How to Write an Abstract.
! How to Write Your Methods.
! How to Write Discussions and Conclusions.
! How to Edit Your Work.
! 10 Tips for Getting Started as a Peer Reviewer.
! How to Read a Manuscript as a Peer Reviewer
! How to Write a Peer Review.

Precambrian Research (Elsevier). Precambrian Research publishes studies on all aspects of the early stages of the composition, structure and evolution of the Earth and its planetary neighbours.

Priscum. A newsletter, sponsored by The Paleontological Society.

Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales. The Proceedings of the Linnean Society of NSW serve as the Society's scientific journal. They are fully refereed and publish primarily original research papers dealing with any topic of natural science, particularly biological and earth sciences.

Progress in Botany (Springer). See also here.
The annual volume of Progress in Botany is devoted to all colourful aspects of plant biology, e.g. molecular genetics, cell biology, physiology, comparative morphology, systematics, ecology, biotechnology and vegetation science. Progress in Botany is engaged in fostering the progression from broad information to advanced knowledge and finally deepened understanding.

The Public Library of Science (PLoS). All material published by the Public Library of Science (a non-profit organization), whether submitted to or created by PLoS, will be published under an open-access license that allows unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Go to: PLoS Biology.

Quaternary Science Reviews.
Quaternary Science Reviews caters for all aspects of Quaternary science including geology, geomorphology, geography, archaeology, soil science, palaeobotany, palaeontology, palaeoclimatology and the full range of applicable dating methods.

Radiocarbon is the main international journal of record for research articles and date lists relevant to 14C and other radioisotopes and techniques used in archaeological, geophysical, oceanographic and related dating.

Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology (Elsevier).
The Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology is an international journal for articles in all fields of palaeobotany and palynology dealing with all groups, ranging from marine palynomorphs to higher land plants. Worth checking out:
G. Saravanan and J. Dominic (2014): A ten-year bibliometric analysis of the journal Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology (2003-2012). In PDF, Library Philosophy & Practice.
Please also refer to the the entry in Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Revista Brasileira de Paleontologia (RBP).
RBP, a fully open-access journal with quarterly number releases, is an official publication of the Sociedade Brasileira de Paleontologia launched on 2001.

Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia.
RIPS is a free of charge open access peer reviewed journal. It publishes original contributions on all aspects of palaeontology and stratigraphy; all papers are written in English and are reviewed by international experts.

Revue de Paléobiologie (published by the Museum of Natural History of the City of Geneva). Since 2005, the Revue de Paléobiologie (open access) is also available on line (pdf format).
See also here.

Russian Journal of Ecology (Ekologiya).
The Russian Journal of Ecology publishes completed original studies in all branches of theoretical and experimental ecology, reviews, articles on topics currently in debate, and information on new methods of research.

SCANNING. Scanning provides an international and interdisciplinary medium for the rapid exchange of information among all scientists interested in scanning electron, scanning probe, and scanning optical microscopies.

Science. Weekly journal by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, publishes research in every field of science. Go to the Search Engine. Search for authors, titles, subjects and words in abstracts.

Science China Earth Sciences.
Science China Earth Sciences is published in both print and electronic editions. Coverage includes research papers reporting on important original results in all areas of earth sciences. It is cosponsored by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and published by Science China Press.
Navigate from here.

Science Service, Washington, DC: Science News Online. Science Service is a non-profit organisation dedicated to advancing the understanding and appreciation of science among people of all ages through publications and educational programs. Search the archives of selected full-text articles & online features.

Dan Hogan & Michele Philpot: ScienceDaily Magazine. ScienceDaily is a free online magazine that brings you breaking news about the latest discoveries and research projects.

Scientific American. Selected articles from the current and previous issues.

Scientific Reports. This is an online, open access journal from the publishers of Nature.

Set in Stone. Newsletter from the Natural History Museum London. The latest information about what is happening in the Palaeontology Department. Set in Stone was first published in January 2003. Visit the archive to access past editions of the newsletter.

The Society for Organic Petrology (TSOP). Go to:
TSOP Newsletters as PDF files.

Solid Earth.
Solid Earth (open access) is a not-for-profit journal that publishes multidisciplinary research on the composition, structure, dynamics of the Earth from the surface to the deep interior at all spatial and temporal scales.
See also here.

Sternbergiana (Národní muzeum, Praha).
Sternbergiana is an international, open access monographic series, publishing extensive palaeontological works and catalogues. Sternbergiana is issued irregularly, either online only or both in print and online.

Studia Geologica Polonica.
The journal includes original scientific monographs or sets of contributions on selected geological topics, including geological results of the Polish Arctic and Antarctic scientific expeditions, monographs on regional geology, stratigraphy, tectonics, sedimentology, Quaternary of Central Europe, palaeontology etc.

Swiss Journal of Palaeontology.
Swiss Journal of Palaeontology is an international fully Open Access peer-reviewed journal publishing original research and review articles of interest to the international community in the field of palaeontology.

Terra Nova (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.).
Terra Nova publishes short, innovative and provocative papers of interest to a wide readership and covering the broadest spectrum of the Solid Earth and Planetary Sciences.

The Science of Nature. Formerly known as "Naturwissenschaften". This interdisciplinary journal (Springer-Verlag) publishes review articles and short original articles of all kinds of scientific fields. The electronic edition provides access to tables of contents and abstracts of issues from 1994 onwards.

Trends in Ecology and Evolution. Every issue of Trends in Ecology and Evolution provides succinct summaries, opinion and discussion of the most exciting current research in all aspects of ecology and evolutionary biology, from molecular to global.

Trends in Plant Science. Access to abstracts is free of charge.

Tübinger Geowissenschaftliche Arbeiten (TGA). Only Worldcat information. See e.g. here.

Turkish Journal of Botany.
The Turkish Journal of Botany is an English language, peer-reviewed scholarly, open-access based journal.

Vegetation History and Archaeobotany. The Journal of Quaternary Plant Ecology, Palaeoclimate and Ancient Agriculture. Official Organ of the International Work Group for Palaeoethnobotany.

Annals of the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin.

Zitteliana, the former "Mitteilungen der Bayerischen Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und historische Geologie" (published by the Bavarian State Collection of Palaeontology and Geology, Munich).
Zitteliana is an open-access, online + print, peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes original articles, short contributions, and reviews on all aspects of palaeontology and geobiology.

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