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(Quarterly, since 2006)

Editors-in-chief: Qun Yang and David Harper

Associate Editors: Jin Meng, Ian G. Percival, Yongdong Wang, Shucheng Xie, Xunlai Yuan, Xingliang Zhang, Yichun Zhang and Min Zhu

Palaeoworld is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal dedicated to the study of past life and its environment. We encourage submission of original manuscripts on all aspects of palaeontology and stratigraphy, comparisons of regional and global data in time and space, and results generated by interdisciplinary investigations in related fields. Some issues will be devoted entirely to a special theme whereas others will be composed of contributed articles. Palaeoworld is dedicated to serving a broad spectrum of geoscientists and palaeobiologists as well as serving as a resource for students in fields as diverse as palaeobiology, evolutionary biology, taxonomy and phylogeny, geobiology, historical geology, and palaeoenvironment.

Palaeoworld publishes original articles in the following areas:

Phylogeny and taxonomic studies of all fossil groups

Biostratigraphy, chemostratigraphy, chronostratigraphy

Palaeoecology, palaeoenvironments and global changes throughout Earth history

Tempo and mode of biological evolution

Biological events in Earth history (e.g., extinctions, radiations)

Ecosystem evolution

Geobiology and molecular palaeobiology

Palaeontological and stratigraphical methods

Interdisciplinary studies focusing on fossils and strata

Palaeoworld accepts the following categories of contributions:

Palaeoworld Perspectives

Rapid communications

Original technical research papers and case studies

Review articles (normally invited)

Collections of articles on a special theme

Letters to the Editors

Book reviews

Website: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/1871174X

Online submission: https://www.editorialmanager.com/palwor/default.aspx

Back issues (Volume 1-14) are available at:


Contact information:

Siwei Chen, Palaeoworld Editorial Office, State Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and Stratigraphy, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, CAS, Nanjing 210008, CHINA; E-mail: Palaeoworld@nigpas.ac.cn; Phone/Fax: +86 25 83282197

Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology Chinese Academy of Sciences

No.39 East Beijing Road ,Nanjing 210008, CHINA Phone: 0086-25-83282105 Fax: 0086-25-83357026