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Acta Palaeobotanica

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

2 Issues per year

CiteScore 2016: 1.17

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2016: 0.524
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2016: 0.513


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    The original version of the Acta Palaeobotanica is the electronic edition.

    Acta Palaeobotanica is an international journal publishing original research articles in English on palaeobotany, palaeoecology, palynology and archaeobotany. All manuscripts are peer reviewed by at least two referees.

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    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:


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    Submission of Manuscripts

    Instructions for Authors

    Manuscripts, in English, should be submitted through the Open Journal System (OJS) – http://ojs.botany.pl/palaeo/index.

    Manuscripts may also be submitted electronically by e-mail to the Secretary, Ms Agnieszka Sojka, MSc (e-mail: a.sojka@botany.pl) as a single PDF file containing all illustrations and tables. The quality of the PDF file must be appropriate for the review process. The electronic file of the cover letter should be attached together with the submission. The cover letter should contain the following: (1) a statement that the content has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere and (2) that all authors agree with the content of the manuscript, and (3) a list of 2 or 3 suggested referees, along with their e-mail addresses and affiliations.

    More information on our website – http://botany.pl/index.php/pl/dzialalnosci/dzialalnosc-wydawnicza/109-acta-palaeobotanica/216-instruction-to-author

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    Editorial Information


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

    Deputy Editor-in-Chief

    Dr. hab. Maria BARBACKA
    Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest, Hungary & W. Szafer Institute of Botany Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków, Poland
    Prof. Dr. Steven R. MANCHESTER
    Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA


    Prof. Dr. David J. BATTEN
    School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, The University of Manchester, UK & Institute of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Aberystwyth University, UK
    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
    Dr. hab. Renata STACHOWICZ-RYBKA
    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


    Editor-in-Chief: l.stuchlik@botany.pl
    Secretary: a.sojka@botany.pl
    W. Szafer Institute of Botany Polish Academy of Sciences,
    31-512 Krakow,
    Lubicz 46,

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

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