About the Journal

Acta Palaeobotanica is an international journal publishing high quality contributions to palaeobotany and palynology. It is the only journal in Central and Eastern Europe focused on all fields of palaeobotanical and palynological investigations and publishes original palaeobotanical, palaeoecological, palaeophytogeographical, palynological, and archaeobotanical papers in addition to monographs, comprehensive review and discussion articles and book reviews. The journal is open to contributors from all over the world.

The journal publishes up to 20 articles a year in standard issues, including articles of monograph rank. The number of articles may be higher in special cases (post-conference issue, special issue, or festschrift). Authors can be assured that their work will be prepared with the highest possible editorial, graphic and linguistic care. The journal places great emphasis on the typographical preparation of the articles, so that the research results are readable and the article is a pleasure to read.

It is published regularly with one volume per year each comprising two numbered parts, printed in June (No. 1) and in December (No. 2). The language of the journal is English. All manuscripts to be published in the journal are peer-reviewed by at least two referees, and after acceptance of corrected manuscripts printing time is only approximately 6 months.

All abstracts and full texts, beginning from volume 1 (1960), are freely accessible in the PDF format on the journal website. The journal does not impose article-processing charges or article-submission charges.

The journal is indexed in:
AGRO, Arianta, Baidu Scholar, Cabell's Directory, CABI (over 50 subsections), Celdes, CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), CNPIEC, DOAJ, EBSCO (relevant databases), EBSCO Discovery Service, Elsevier - Geobase, Elsevier - SCOPUS, Genamics JournalSeek, GeoRef, Google Scholar, Index Copernicus, J-Gate, JournalTOCs, Naviga (Softweco), POL-index, Polish Scientific Journals Contents, Primo Central (ExLibris), ReadCube, ResearchGate, SCImago (SJR), Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest), TDOne (TDNet), Clarivate - Biological Abstracts, Clarivate - BIOSIS Previews, Clarivate - Zoological Record, Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb, WorldCat (OCLC)

Similarity Check Plagiarism Screening System
The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process. Detailed description of the Similarity Check System can be found at: https://www.crossref.org/services/similarity-check/

We allow our principal, assistant and associate editors to publish articles in this journal. By strictly following COPE’s ethical recommendations, we ensure that the review process is transparent and in accordance with good publishing practice. All articles, including those authored/co-authored by persons connected with the journal officially or unofficially, are dealt with by staff unaffiliated with the author(s), and are submitted to independent reviewers for evaluation. This obviates conflicts of interest.


Maria Barbacka

Agnieszka Sojka
Secretary/Executive Editor

W. Szafer Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Science
Lubicz 46, 31–512 Kraków, Poland
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