Journals

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The Museum produces two international journals. 

The Journal of Systematic Palaeontology is published four times a year by Taylor & Francis.  

Systematics and Biodiversity is published three times a year by Taylor & Francis

Journal of Systematic Palaeontology

The Journal of Systematic Palaeontology is a leading journal for systematic studies of fossils.

The journal publishes papers that provide novel and impactful results in phylogenetics and systematics and that use these results in ways that significantly advance our understanding of palaeogeography, palaeobiology, functional morphology, palaeoecology or biostratigraphy.

Papers dealing with theoretical issues or molecular phylogenetics are also considered if they are of relevance to palaeo-systematists. Contributions that include substantial anatomical descriptions, descriptions of new taxa or taxonomic revisions are welcome, but must also include a substantial systematics component, such as a new phylogeny or revised classification. Papers dealing primarily with alpha-taxonomic descriptions or the presentation of new faunal/floristic records do not fall within the remit of the journal.

Key features

  • emphasis is on high quality of illustration with large-page format
  • focus on high quality systematics and its role in understanding major evolutionary patterns
  • editorial team (covering all areas of palaeontology) is supported by an international editorial board
  • published articles are rigorously refereed to the highest scholarly standards
  • submissions are online via  ScholarOne Manuscripts where authors instructions can be found
Editor-in-chief

Paul Barrett

Editorial Assistant

Sue Greene

Associate Editors

Vladimir Blagoderov, Pip Brewer, Greg Edgecombe, Tim Ewin, Rebecca Freeman, Zerina Johanson, Ken Johnson, Richard Kelly, Paul Kenrick,  Adrian Lister, Susannah Maidment, Stephen Stukins.

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Editor-in-chief

Paul Barrett
Department of Earth Sciences
The Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7 5BD

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Journal of Systematic Palaeontology

Systematics and Biodiversity

Systematics and Biodiversity is a bi-monthly, international, peer-reviewed life science journal devoted to whole-organism biology, especially systematics, biodiversity and conservation.

The criterion for publication is scientific merit. The journal records the diversity of organisms through taxonomic papers, which have broad biological and contextual significance, using descriptive and analytical approaches.

The underlying basis of biodiversity is addressed through studies of systematic relationships and of growth, form, adaptation and function, and through analysis of biodiversity patterns in time and space, especially with respect to environmental and human factors.

Coverage also includes relevant theory and methodology, developments in taxonomy and classification and conservation biology.

Key features

  • focus on whole-organism biology
  • international editorial team, covering systematics, biodiversity and conservation
  • published articles are rigorously refereed by at least two reviewers to the highest scholarly standards
  • submissions are online via Manuscript Central 

Proposals

If you have an idea for a new book, and would like us to consider publishing it, please complete our proposal form and email it to us.

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Editor-in-chief

Prof Elliot Shubert
Department of Life Sciences
The Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7 5BD

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Systematics and Biodiversity