Vol. 19, No. 1
All of the preliminary indications are that PE is a great success: readership
is high, several high-profile professional paleontological organizations
have contributed their names and their funds to the project, and there
has been considerable attention lavished on the journal, both by professional
paleontologists and the media. This is both because of the novelty
of electronic publication and because of its advantages. Turn around
times between submission and publication are short, there are no page charges,
lavish illustration is possible (including color, animations, and large
image-archives), and there are never any page charges.
Furthermore, the journal obviously reaches many scientists, including those in the third world and in the former eastern bloc, that may not have access to many paleontological print journals (usage statistics and user feedback attest that this audience exists). And the journal is rigorously peer-reviewed, just as with any other major journal.
Palaeontologia Electronica is currently soliciting papers to
appear in upcoming issues. Contributions from any area of paleontology
will be considered. All technical contributions will be subject to
normal peer-review. Because of restrictions imposed by the ICZN, formal
taxonomic naming is not currently valid when published in electronic journals.
However, any other content would be welcomed. Papers submitted now
could well be published in the second issue (scheduled for June/July release)!
If you would be interested in submitting a paper, please contact either of the editors: Norm MacLeod or Tim Patterson.
Paleocene-Pliocene deltaic to inner shelf palynostratigraphic zonation, depositional environments and paleoclimates in the Imperial Adgo F-28 well, Beaufort-Macken-zie Basin; G. Norris. 1997. Geological Survey of Canada Bulletin 523.
Atlas of common benthic foraminiferal species for Quaternary shelf environments of western Canada; R.T. Patterson, S. M. Burbidge, J.L. Luternauer. 1998. Geological Survey of Canada Bulletin 503.
The Early Evolutionary History of Planktonic Foraminifera; Boudager-Fadel, M.K., Banner, F.T. and Whittaker, J.E. with a contribution by Simmons, M.D. 1997. Chapman and Hall London (British Micropalaeontological Publication Series), ISBN 0 412 75820 2.
Special Papers in Palaeontology, No. 44, The Murchison Symposium. M. G. Bassett et al. (editors). 1990. 397 pp., 3 plates. ISBN 0 901702 43 9. The Palaeontological Association has been telling prospective buyers that this Special Paper has been out of print for a couple of years. Some additional copies have come to light.
Contributions to the Micropaleontology and Paleoceanography of the Northern North Atlantic. Hass, H.C. & Kaminski, M.A. (eds.) 1997. Grzybowski Foundation Special Publication No. 5, 271 pp. ISBN 83-901164-5-6. Contains 16 original and scientifically reviewed papers that focus on several aspects of the micropaleontology and paleoceanography of the northern North Atlantic and adjacent areas. It includes a chronologically organized section that presents papers from the Paleocene to the most recent sediments, papers on present-day benthos and plankton investigations as well as papers that introduce a new benthic foraminifer species and a new planktic foraminiferal morphogroup, respectively. Additionally, one paper deals with the ultrastructure of planktic foraminifer tests affected by bottom current transport in the North Atlantic.
Duplicate copies of some reprints from the Loeblich and Tappan collection are available, while supplies last. A list of available reprints is posted on the UCMP web site. Subjects covered include foraminifera, calcareous nannoplankton, acritarchs and tintinnids. For more information see the web site or contact: Karen Wetmore, Museum of Paleontology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-4780. Tel. 510-642-0203 Email karenw@ ucmp1.berkeley.edu