Fossil Record

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Edited By: Martin Aberhan

Impact Factor: 0.833

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 36/50 (Paleontology)

Online ISSN: 1860-1014

Associated Title(s): Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift, Zoosystematics and Evolution


Aims and Scope

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Fossil Record is the palaeontological journal of the Museum für Naturkunde. This journal was founded in 1998 under the name Mitteilungen aus dem Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin, Geowissenschaftliche Reihe and appears with two issues each year. Fossil Record publishes original papers in all areas of palaeontology including the taxonomy and systematics of fossil organisms, biostratigraphy, palaeoecology, and evolution. All taxonomic groups are treated, including invertebrates, microfossils, plants and vertebrates. Fossil Record emphasizes specimen-based research and particularly encourages publication of studies based on fossil material in collections housed in Berlin. In addition to the regularly published issues, larger single topic contributions such as doctoral theses can be printed.

This journal has been selected for coverage in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) and Web of Science (WoS) beginning with volume 11 (1) 2008.

Fossil Record seeks to appeal to an international audience. Large format, high quality illustrations and with an option for publishing monographs, this journal is open to all authors worldwide. Manuscripts should be written in English and all manuscripts are subject to at least two peer-reviews.

For detailed information readers and authors are asked to refer to the following URL for the journal at WileyOnlinelibrary and the Museum für Naturkunde, respectively:

Series: Mitteilungen aus dem Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin

How to cite: To make sure that references to this journal are correctly recorded and resolved (for example in CrossRef or ISI Web of Science), please use the following abbreviated title in any citations: "Fossil Record" (punctuation may vary according to the style of the citing journal).


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palaeontology, geoscience, palaeontologie, biostratigraphy, palaeoecology, evolution, Geowissenschaften, Humboldt Museum, Humboldt Universität, Naturkunde, Museum für Naturkunde, natural history, natural science
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  • Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition (Thomson Reuters)
  • Science Citation Index Expanded (Thomson Reuters)
  • SCOPUS (Elsevier)
  • Web of Science (Thomson Reuters)
  • Zoological Record (Thomson Reuters)