Acta Palaeobotanica

The Journal of W. Szafer Institute of Botany of Polish Academy of Sciences

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Acta Palaeobotanica is an international open-access, fast track 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. It is published regularly with one volume per year comprising two numbered parts, 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 the acceptance of any corrected manuscripts the said appears online within 6 months.

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Acta Palaeobotanica, financed in 2019 under contract no. 870/P-DUN/2019 from funds of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland, designated for activities aimed at dissemination of scientific results. Project: Line-editing of research papers intended for publication in Acta Palaeobotanica (Volume 59), by a native speaker of English; and publication of two issues of the annual Acta Palaeobotanica (59: 1, 2) in electronic editions.

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Dr. hab. Maria BARBACKA
Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest, Hungary & W. Szafer Institute of Botany Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków, Poland

Deputy Editor-in-Chief

Prof. Dr. Steven R. MANCHESTER
Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA

Consulting Editor

Prof. Dr. Leon STUCHLIK
W. Szafer Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków, Poland


Dr. Boglárka ERDEI
Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest, Hungary
Dr. Sławomir FLORJAN
Nature Education Centre, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland
Dr. habil. Evelyn KUSTATSCHER
Museum of Nature South Tyrol, Italy; Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
Prof. Wolfram M. KÜRSCHNER
Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo, Norway
W. Szafer Institute of Botany Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków, Poland
Dr. hab. Elżbieta WOROBIEC
W. Szafer Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków, Poland
Dr. hab. Grzegorz WOROBIEC
W. Szafer Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków, Poland
Prof. Dr. Adam WALANUS
AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków, Poland

Secretary / Executive editor

MSc Agnieszka SOJKA
W. Szafer Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków, Poland

Language Editor

Michael JACOBS

Advisory Board

Karl-Ernst BEHRE, Nidersächs. Institut für historische Küstenforschung, Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Benjamin BOMFLEUR, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany
Thomas DENK, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
Wojciech GRANOSZEWSKI, Polish Geological Institute - National Research Institute, Kraków, Poland
Jean-Nicolas HAAS, Universität Innsbruck, Austria
Adam T. HALAMSKI, Institute of Paleobiology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
Alexei HERMAN, Geological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
Jason HILTON, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Dimiter IVANOV, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
Johanna H.A. van KONIJNENBURG-van CITTERT, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Marianna KOVÁČOVÁ, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Johanna KOVAR-EDER, Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart, Germany
Jiři KVAČEK, National Museum Prague, Czech Republic
Zlatko KVAČEK, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Arata MOMOHARA, Chiba University, Japan
Irena A. PIDEK, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland
Kathleen PIGG, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA
Mihai E. POPA, University of Bucharest, Romania
Anneli POSKA, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
Ge SUN, Jilin University, Shenyang, China
Pavel TARASOV, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Charles TURNER, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Brigitte URBAN, LEUPHANA Universität Lüneburg, Suderburg, Germany
Krystyna WASYLIKOWA, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków, Poland
Ewa ZASTAWNIAK-BIRKENMAJER, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków, Poland
Maria ZIEMBIŃSKA-TWORZYDŁO, University of Warsaw, Poland

W. Szafer Institute of Botany Polish Academy of Sciences,
31-512 Krakow,
Lubicz 46,

De Gruyter Poland
Bogumiła Zuga 32A Str.
01-811 Warsaw, Poland
T: +48 22 701 50 15

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Impact Factor

CiteScore 2018: 1.16

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2018: 0.402
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2018: 0.616

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