PALAIOS Information



Journal Information
Coeditors: M. Gabriela Mangano and Martin Zuschin
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.
                           
MARTIN B. FARLEY
University of North Carolina Pembroke

SETH FINNEGAN
University of California
Berkeley

ANTHONY R. FIORILLO
Museum of Nature and Science
Dallas

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

JOSH MILLER
University of Cincinnnati
Cincinnati 

NICHOLAS J. MINTER
University of Portsmouth
UK

JASON R. MOORE
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque

ALLISON MURRAY
University of Alberta
Canada

RAFAL NAWROT
University of Florida, Gainesville
Museum of Natural History 

EDUARDO B. OLIVERO
CADIC
Argentina

THOMAS OLSZEWSKI
Rockville, Maryland

PATRICK J. ORR
University College Dublin
Ireland

LISA PARK BOUSH
University of Connecticut
Storrs


JÖRN PECKMANN
University of Hamburg
Germany

DANIEL PEPPE
Baylor University
Waco 

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
Stanford 

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
Bowling Green, Ohio

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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