The Journal of Palaeosciences is an open-access journal, that publishes 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 (i.e. recent). The contemporary environmental concerns and issues such as sea-level rise, flooding, extreme weather patterns, heatwaves and drought along with changes in biodiversity, ecosystem and ecosystem services fall within the scope of the journal.
Submission Preparation ChecklistAs part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
JPS publishes Research Articles of high quality and global significance that meet the criteria of being of broad interest to a diverse, international audience. They should not exceed 5000 words, 6 figures and 3 tables with maximum 100 cited references.
shall not exceed 8000 words, 10 figures, 5 tables, cited references to be limited to about 150 in number are expected to survey and discuss current developments in all aspects of Palaeosciences. They should be well-focused and organized and avoid a general 'textbook' style.
They are primarily intended to be compact versions of Research Papers for fast-track editorial handling. They should not exceed 2000 words in length, nor contain more than 2 figures, 1 table and 50 cited references.
(less than 1500 words, 2 figures, 1 table and cited references to be limited to about 20 in number) serve to rapidly communicate important meetings, field reports, book reviews in the field of Palaeosciences.
Comments and Corrigendum
Authors wishing to comment on a recently published JPS article should submit a ‘Discussion’ which must be brief and directed only towards the main issue(s) that are being questioned in the original article. It is not a vehicle for extensive review or for publishing the (Discussion) author's new findings and should typically be no more than 1500 words.
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