PALAIOS Information



Journal Information
Coeditors: Thomas Olszewski and M. Gabriela Mangano
Managing Editor: Kathleen Huber

PALAIOS Editorial Office
SEPM
Society for Sedimentary Geology
4111 S. Darlington Street, Suite 100  
Tulsa, OK 73145, U.S.A.
phone:703-298-9392, e-mail: palaios.editor@gmail.com
Online manuscript submission: sepm-palaios.allentrack.net

Statement of Purpose

PALAIOS is a monthly journal, founded in 1986, dedicated to emphasizing the impact of life on Earth's history as recorded in the paleontological and sedimentological records. PALAIOS disseminates information to an international spectrum of geologists and biologists interested in a broad range of topics, including, but not limited to, biogeochemistry, ichnology, paleoclimatology, paleoecology, paleoceanography, sedimentology, stratigraphy, geomicrobiology, paleobiogeochemistry, and astrobiology.

PALAIOS publishes original papers that emphasize using paleontology to answer important geological and biological questions that further our understanding of Earth history. Accordingly, manuscripts whose subject matter and conclusions have broader geologic implications are much more likely to be selected for publication. Given that the purpose of PALAIOS is to generate enthusiasm for paleontology among a broad spectrum of readers, the editors request the following: titles that generate immediate interest; abstracts that emphasize important conclusions; illustrations of professional caliber used in place of words; and lively, yet scholarly, text.

PALAIOS is the journal of choice in which to publish innovative research on all aspects of past and present life from which geological, biological, chemical, and atmospheric processes can be deciphered and applied to finding solutions to past and future geological and paleontological problems. PALAIOS reserves the right to reject manuscripts based on prior publication of substantial portions of text, data, or conclusions, including those published in a language other than English or through electronic media such as websites.

Associate Editors

MARTIN ABERHAN
Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Germany

TRACY AZE
University of Leeds, UK

EMESE M. BORDY
Rhodes University, South Africa

ANDREW M. BUSH
University of Connecticut, Storrs

KATHLEEN A. CAMPBELL
The University of Auckland, New Zealand

VLASTA COSOVIC
University of Zagreb, Croatia

RUBÉN CÚNEO
MEF-CONICET, Trelew, Argentina

NEIL DAVIES
University of Cambridge, UK

BILL DIMICHELE
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
                           
HOWARD FALCON-LANG
Royal Holloway University, London

MARTIN B. FARLEY
University of North Carolina, Pembroke

ANTHONY R. FIORILLO
Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas

CYNTHIA G. FISHER
Westchester University, Pennsylvania

DAVID L. FOX
The University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

MARGARET FRAISER
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
                        
EBERHARD GISCHLER
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitat, Frankfurt, Germany

BRUNO GRANIER
University of Brest, France

DAVID R. GREENWOOD
Brandon University, Canada
STEVEN HASIOTIS
University of Kansas, Lawrence                         

GREGORY S. HERBERT
University of South Florida,
Tampa

JOHN HUNTLEY
University of Missouri,
Columbia

SOREN JENSEN
University of Extramadura,
Badajoz, Spain

PATRICIA H. KELLEY
University of North Carolina, Wilmington

WOLFGANG KIESSLING
Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany

JAMES S. KLAUS
University of Miami, Florida

ADIEL A. KLOMPMAKER
University of California,
Berkeley

MATTHEW KOSNIK
Macquarie University, Australia
                        
CONRAD LABANDEIRA
Smithsonian Institution,
Washington, D.C.

MARC LAFLAMME
University of Toronto, Mississauga
                       
ROBERT B. MACNAUGHTON
Geological Survey of Canada, Alberta

NICHOLAS J. MINTER
University of Portsmouth, UK

JASON R. MOORE
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

ALLISON MURRAY
University of Alberta, Canada

EDUARDO B. OLIVERO
CADIC, Argentina

PATRICK J. ORR
University College Dublin, Ireland

LISA PARK BOUSH
University of Connecticut, Storrs


JÖRN PECKMANN
University of Vienna, Austria

BRIAN R. PRATT
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada

ERIC ROBERTS
James Cook University, Townsville, Australia

CHARLES SAVRDA
Auburn University, Auburn

BERND R. SCHÖNE
University of Mainz, Germany

PAUL SELDEN
University of Kansas, Lawrence
               
CONSTANCE M. SOJA
Colgate University, Hamilton, New York

ERIK K. SPERLING
Stanford University

CAROLINE A. E. STRÖMBERG
University of Washington, Seattle

DONNA SURGE
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill           

MICHAEL TICE
Texas A&M University, College Station

ADAM TOMASOVYCH
Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava

IGOR VLAHOVIC
University of Zagreb, Croatia

SALLY WALKER
University of Georgia,
Athens

SHUHAI XIAO
Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg

MARGARET M. YACOBUCCI
Bowling Green State University

SAMUEL ZAMORA
Geological Survey of Spain, Zaragosa

J.P. ZONNEVELD
University of Alberta, Canada


TYPES OF CONTRIBUTIONS

Research Articles: Papers dealing with research results in areas of interest to PALAIOS.

Spotlights: By invitation, Spotlight articles highlight a topic that is of interest to PALAIOS. Please contact the editorial office if you have an idea for a Spotlight.

Book Reviews, and Comment and Reply: Solicited by the editors, these are published exclusively online.

Inquiries: The editorial office is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (EST). For the fastest response, use e-mail (palaios.editor@gmail.com).

Page-charge contributions: General support from authors is important to the health of PALAIOS and SEPM. Such support helps to keep membership costs within the reach of students and professionals. Please seek all avenues of possible financial support. Ability to contribute is not a factor in editorial decisions. Cost is $150 per page, but any amount would be appreciated. Please inquire about costs for producing color images.



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