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The American Geological Institute (AGI): The GeoRef database, Open-Access Journals covered in GeoRef. Excellent!
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.
! e-journals.org (part of World-Wide Web Virtual Library): Electronic Sites of Botany, Plant Biology and Plant Science Journals.
! 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).
! 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.
! JSTOR. JSTOR is a not-for-profit organization, founded to help academic libraries and publishers.
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.
! 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 offers more than a quarter of the world's scientific information online. See especially:
Earth and Planetary Sciences, Top 25 Hottest Articles:
Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology.
Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.
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.
! Mark Wilson, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds:
ISI Journal Title Abbreviations.
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
Navigation from here.
Acta Palaeontologica Polonica. This is an international quarterly journal publishing papers of general interest from all areas of paleontology. With table of contents and abstracts.
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. Articles and announcements are posted here in a blog-style format and archived (by volume) as fully-formatted pdf issues at year end.
In its new hybrid digital form, Albertiana publishes peer-reviewed original research articles, literature reviews, meeting announcements and commentary relevant to the Triassic community and in particular the development of Triassic stratigraphy and its time scale.
Still available: Albertiana on SUNY Cortland´s webserver (website edited by Wolfram Kuerschner, Oslo). E-Albertiana is formated in Adobe Portable document format (PDF), issues are available for download. See also:
! Geobiology.cn: Albertiana (PDF files). Snapshot taken by the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine. Scans of the rare early volumes of Albertiana. Excellent!
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. See also http://www.amjbot.org/. Overseas viewers have a special site for faster transmission speeds at http://intl.amjbot.org/. To see the current issue, please visit http://www.amjbot.org/current.shtml.
American Scientist. The latest issue. American Scientist is a general-interest science magazine.
Annales de Paléontologie (Elsevier). Click here for the most downloaded paper.
Annals of Botany
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 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.
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.
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.
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 (Blackwell). The Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society publishes papers of relevance to, and reviews of, the taxonomy of all plant groups and fungi, including anatomy, biosystematics, cytology, ecology, ethnobotany, electron microscopy, morphogenesis, palaeobotany, palynology and phytochemistry. Full Text 2001-1993.
The Botanical Review. Published by The New York Botanical Garden. See also: http://www.nybg.org/bsci/spub/botr/frontpge.html
Botanica Pacifica: A peer-reviewed journal of plants, for plants and for the conservation of plants (including palaeobotany topics)..
Brittonia. 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 MUSÉUM NATIONAL D´HISTOIRE NATURELLE, Paris. The Bulletin publishes three sections: Section A, Zoology; Section B, Botany; Section C, Earth Sciences. See also here^.
Bulletin of Geosciences (Czech Geological Society). This journal focuses solely on palaeontology, sedimentology, stratigraphy and related fields.
Canadian Journal of Botany. This journal changed title in 2007 and all issues from 2008 onwards can now be found at Botany.
Carnets de Géologie - Notebooks on Geology. There are three categories of contribution: 1- Memoirs (long copiously illustrated papers presented in HTML with many links), 2- Articles (1500 to 50,000 words presented in PDF or HTML), 3- Notes (less than 1500 words, mostly in PDF). Online since October 14, 2002.
Charophytes. A journal dedicated to the promotion of research and communication about charophytes.
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. Navigate from Volumes and Issues or Title and Author Search.
Climatic Change (Kluwer).
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 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.
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. See also:
IAPC Nauka/Interperiodica: Zhurnal translations. Starting in 1996, contents and abstacts of the articles have been freely accessible.
documenta naturae (Palaeo-Bavarian Geological Survey, Augsburg, Germany). See also here.
The American Geosciences Institute, Alexandria, VA.
Ecological Abstracts is a comprehensive reference source for literature in the fields of marine, freshwater and terrestrial ecology.
Episodes Journal of International Geoscience.
Episode articles include current reviews, new results from research projects of more than local significance, and discussion of the infrastructure of science -- techniques, research programs, organizations, science policy, or technical assistance.
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.
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.
Facies. An international journal of palaeontology - sedimentology - geology. With table of contents.
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.
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, such as palaeoanthropology, biostratigraphy, palynology, and archaeobotany/zoology.
All taxonomic groups are treated, including plants, invertebrates, vertebrates, microfossils, and ichnofossils, with a special emphasis on terrestrial and post-Palaeozoic marine biota.
CATALOGUS II: PLANTAE.
Table of contents.
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.
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. Abstracts available.
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.
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".
Geobios. Geobios is a journal of general palaeontology, it includes articles on biodiversity, evolution, biostratigrapyhy, stratigraphy, paleogeography and paleobiology. The journal became the official organ of the European Paleontological Association (EPA).
Geodiversitas (Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris). Geodiversitas publishes in French or English peer-reviewed papers on Earth Sciences, with emphasis on history of sedimentary basins, paleobiodiversity and paleoenvironments.
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. With table of contents and abstracts. 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.
Geophytology (The Palaeobotanical Society, Lucknow, India). Geophytology publishes papers on all aspects of palaeobotany. See also here.
Gondwana Research. (International Association for Gondwana Research, Osaka, Japan).
Historical Biology (Taylor & Francis). An international journal of paleobiology.
! IAWA Journal (The International Association of Wood Anatomists). Free electronic access to full texts of IAWA journal vol. 21-26!
International Journal of Coal Geology (Elsevier). The International Journal of Coal Geology is committed to treating the basic and applied aspects of the geology and petrology of coal in a scholarly manner.
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 International Organisation of Palaeobotany : Newsletter Archive. The IOP Newsletter is the chief information dissemination vehicle for the membership of the IOP. Older issues are still available from here.
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 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 Paleolimnology (Kluwer). See also here ("next volume").
Journal of Paleontological Techniques
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 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.
Kew Scientist. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Surrey.
Lethaia. Lethaia (Taylor & Francis) is a leading international journal that emphasizes new developments and discoveries in palaeobiological and biostratigraphical research.
MANGROVES AND SALT MARSHES. This new scientific journal is published by Kluwer Scientific Publisher, Amsterdam.
Marine Micropaleontology (Elsevier). Click here for the most downloaded paper.
Mémoires du Muséum National d´Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
Mitteilungen der Bayerischen Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und historische Geologie (in German).
Table of contents, summaries of recent articels with
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: deutsche.nature.com (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. Open Access, DigiZeitschriften - the German digital journal archive, SUB Göttingen.
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 is now published as a single, unified journal of Earth Sciences. See also here.
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.
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 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.
Paläontologie aktuell. Information about the Paläontologische Gesellschaft (in German).
Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments. The relaunch of the well-known "Senckenbergiana lethaea". See also here.
The Palaeobotanist. Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, Lucknow, India. Table of contents and abstracts available.
Palaeodiversity (Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart). A peer-reviewed, international scientific palaeontological journal, formerly named Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde Serie B. See also here (free PDF).
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 http://www.esd.mun.ca/~gac/PUBLICAT/pubdesc.html#pc
Palaeontographia Italica (a publication of the Società Toscana di Scienze Naturali).
Palaeontologia africana. Contents of the most recent issue.
Norman MacLeod: Palaeontologica Electronica. Palaeontologia Electronica (owned by Coquina Press) is a general paleontological journal of the widest possible scope (e.g. micropaleontology, palynology, invertebrate paleontology, paleobotany, vertebrate paleontology).
Palaeontologica Polonica. With contents and abstracts of current issues.
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!
PALAEONTOLOGY NEWSLETTER. The Newsletter for members of the Palaeontological Association.
Palaeoworld is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal dedicated to studies on palaeontology and stratigraphy
centered in China and the neighboring regions. See especially:
ScienceDirect: Earth and Planetary Sciences, Top 25 Hottest Articles:
A journal of research on all aspects of past and present life from which geological,
biological, chemical, and atmospheric processes can be deciphered and applied to
finding solutions to past and future geological and paleontological problems.
Each issue features several comprehensive articles as well as
numerous short papers, book reviews, relevant news, and announcements.
See also: Supplementary Data.
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 (Paleontologicheskii Zhurnal), Moscow.
Paleontological Journal is the principal Russian periodical in
paleontology. The journal publishes original work on the anatomy, morphology, and taxonomy of fossil
organisms, as well as their distribution, ecology, and origin. It also publishes studies on evolution of
organisms, ecosystems, and biosphere, with an
emphasis on Eastern Europe and Asia.
With table of contents and abstracts. See also:
IAPC Nauka/Interperiodica: Zhurnal translations. Starting in 1996, contents and abstacts of the articles have been freely accessible.
Paleontological Research. Geological Institute, School of Science, University of Tokyo, Japan. Table of contents and abstracts (partly).
PALYNOLOGY. Palynology is a journal published annually by the American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists Foundation. With abstracts.
Palynos Newsletters. Provided by the International Federation of Palynological Societies.
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.
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.
Plant Science Bulletin (The Botanical Society of America). This is an informal communication published four 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).
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.
A newsletter, sponsored by The Paleontological Society. Go to:
The latest issue of PRISCUM.
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).
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 (Elsevier).
Radiocarbon. 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.
Full Text Online. See especially:
Most Downloaded Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology Articles. The most downloaded articles from SciVerse ScienceDirect in the last 90 days.
Recent Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology Articles. See especially: ScienceDirect: Earth and Planetary Sciences, Top 25 Hottest Articles:
Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology. Worth to check 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.
Revue de Paléobiologie (published by the Museum of Natural History of the City of Geneva). Since 2005, the Revue de Paléobiologie is also available on line (pdf format).
Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia (Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Università degli Studi di Milano). Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia publishes original papers (in English) dealing with all fields of paleontology and micropaleontology, stratigraphy, biostratigraphy and sedimentology, mostly from the Italian and Mediterranean region. With index and abstracts.
Russian Journal of Ecology (Ekologiya). The journal publishes complete original studies in all branches of theoretical and experimental ecology. With table of contents and abstracts.
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 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 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).
TSOP Newsletters as PDF files.
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.
Stuifmail. (Palaeobotanical and Palynological Society Utrecht(PPGU)). Stuifmail is a quaterly magazine, in which students and employees of the Utrecht Laboratory of Palaeobotany and Palynology and all people who are in some way related to the laboratory can write on their research, fieldtrips, excursions and other experiences.
(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.
Vegetation History and Archaeobotany. The Journal of Quaternary Plant Ecology, Palaeoclimate and Ancient Agriculture. Official Organ of the International Work Group for Palaeoethnobotany.
Virtual Journal of Geobiology (Elsevier). The Virtual Journal of Geobiology is available exclusively on the Web. It is a virtual journal in that it lists articles with a geobiological component recently published in a wide range of Elsevier Science journals.
the former "Mitteilungen der Bayerischen Staatssammlung
für Paläontologie und historische Geologie".
The journal series Zitteliana A and B are published by the
Bavarian State Collection of Palaeontology and Geology, Munich.
Open online access to all published volumes.
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