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About the Journal

Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology is the official journal of Australasian Palaeontologists (AAP). Four issues are published per year, as of 2007, and contain peer-reviewed palaeontological articles for an international audience. It has an Impact Factor of 1.117 as of 2014 (Thomson Reuters).


Alcheringa publishes articles on aspects of palaeontology and its ramifications into the earth and biological sciences, including taxonomy, biostratigraphy, micropalaeontology, vertebrate palaeontology, palaeobotany, palynology, palaeobiology, palaeoanatomy, palaeoecology, biostratinomy, biogeography, chronobiology, biogeochemistry, and palichnology. Review articles are welcome, and may be solicited from time to time. Thematic issues are also possible. Emphasis is placed on high quality and informative illustration, in both line drawings and photographs. Papers of general significance may receive preference over those of more local interest.


Alcheringa is available in full-text in developing nations through a range of special online arrangements, courtesy of our publisher Taylor & Francis.

Alcheringa is published in the 'short A4' format (same as the Australian Journal of Earth Sciences). Authors should take this into consideration when preparing their figures for publication.

GSA Members receive Alcheringa as either hard copy and online, or online only. Full digital access is via password for financial Members only. Existing members need to complete the following steps if they have not already done so, in order to access the journal through Taylor & Francis' new online delivery platform informaworld™: Click here to download instructions.

Alcheringa is available to members & subscribers online at: http://www.informaworld.com/talc

Alcheringa is also available for subscription for non-GSA members. Click here to subscribe.

Submitting to Alcheringa

To submit a paper, download the Instructions to Authors from the AAP website then log into the Alcheringa manuscript submission site

For editorial enquiries contact:
Dr Stephen McLoughlin
Department of Paleobotany
Swedish Museum of Natural History
Box 50007
S-104 05 Stockholm
Tel: +46 (0)8 5195 4142
Fax: +46 (0)8 5195 4221
E: steve.mcloughlinatnrm.se

Assistant Editor:

Dr Ben Kear, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Uppsala, Sweden

Editorial Board:

Prof Jonathan Aitchison, School in Geosciences, University of Sydney
Dr A Beu, GNS Science, Lower Hutt, NZ
Dr A Channing, School of Earth & Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University, UK
Dr J Crampton, GNS Science, Lower Hutt, NZ
Dr C Foster, Geoscience Australia, ACT
Dr S Hand, Sch of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Univ of NSW, Sydney
Dr MA Pagani, CONICET-Museo Paleont "Egidio Feruglio" (MEF), Trelew, Chubut, Argentina
Assoc/Prof J Paterson, Sch of Environm & Rural Sciences, Univ of New England, NSW
Dr I Percival, Geological Survey of New South Wales, Londonderry, NSW
Dr R Perembo, Dept of Earth Sciences, Univ of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, PNG
Dr G Price, School of Earth Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane
Dr C Reid, Department of Geological Sciences, Univ. of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ
Prof G Shi, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University, VIC
Prof V Vajda, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
Dr S Wedmann, Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, Forschungsstation Grube Messel, Messel, Germany
Dr A Yates, Museum of Central Australia, Museums & Art Galleries of the NT, Alice Springs, NT
Dr G Young, Dept. of Earth and Marine Sciences, Australian National University, ACT
Prof R Zhan, State Key Lab of Palaeobiology & Stratigraphy, Nanjing Inst of Geol & Palaeont, Chinese Acad of Sci, Nanjing, China

For advertising and online access enquiries contact:
Taylor and Francis
Tel: +61 (0)3 8842 2413
Fax: +61 (0)3 8842 2422
E: enquiriesattandf.com.au
Website: www.informaworld.com

Abstract and Indexing

Alcheringa is abstracted and indexed in: Biological Abstracts; BIOSIS Previews; Current Contents/Physical; EBSCOhost; GEOBASE; GeoRef; Petroleum Abstracts; Science Citation Index; SCOPUS; Speleological Abstracts; Swets Information Services; Zoological Record.


Australasian Palaeontological Memoirs

About the Journal

Initiated in 1983, the Memoirs are a monographic series published by the AAP. Until 2015 it was known as Memoirs of the Australasian Association of Palaeontologists.


The Memoirs series publishes peer-reviewed papers on all aspects of palaeontology and its applications in the earth and biological sciences, including taxonomy, biostratigraphy, vertebrate and invertebrate palaontology, palaeoichnology, palaeobotany, palynology, palaeobiology, palaeoecology, palaeobiogeography and biogeochemistry among others. The Memoir series is designed for longer monographic treatments, but will also consider thematic sets of papers and commonly publishes conference proceedings.


Dr John R. Laurie
Geoscience Australia
GPO Box 378
Canberra ACT 2601


Department of Biological Sciences
Macquarie University, NSW 2109

E: john.laurieatga.gov.au

Editorial Board

Assoc/Prof G.A. Brock, Dept. Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, NSW
Dr M Hannah, Dept. of Geology, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ
Prof R Hill, Sch of Biological Sciences, University of Adelaide, SA
Dr PD Kruse, South Australian Museum, SA
Dr S McLoughlin, Dept of Palaeobotany, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Sweden
Dr KJ McNamara, Dept of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK
Assoc/Prof J Paterson, Sch of Environm & Rural Sciences, Univ of New England, NSW
Dr J Valentine, Sch of Academic Language & Learning, Charles Darwin Univ, NT


For details concerning subscriptions to the Memoirs, or to obtain individual numbers, contact:
The Business Manager
Geological Society of Australia Incorporated
Suite 61
104 Bathurst St
Sydney NSW 20005


The submission of a paper to the Memoirs will be regarded as a contract with the AAP that the paper or a substantially similar one has not been submitted for publication elsewhere, nor will be, upon acceptance by the Memoirs. Upon publication, the paper and the copyright thereof become the property of the Association unless reserved by the Crown. Requests to reproduce material from the Memoirs should be directed to the Editor.

Proofs and Reprints

Proofs will be sent to the author one, for immediate correction and return. For monographic works, authors will receive 20 reprints free of charge. For shorter papers, authors will receive a PDF file in lieu of reprints.

The AAP Newsletters

Nomen Nudum is the yearly newsletter for the AAP.

Nomen Nudum
(pdf/doc format)

Nomen Nudum Issue 35 (2.1MB) published 2015

Nomen Nudum Issue 34 (1.9MB) published 2014

Nomen Nudum Issue 33 (1.8MB) published 2013

Nomen Nudum Issue 32 (4.7MB) published 2012

Nomen Nudum Issue 31 (3.4MB) published 2011

Nomen Nudum Issue 30 (1.0MB) published 2010

Nomen Nudum Issue 29 (1.1MB) published 2005

Nomen Nudum Issue 28 (1.8MB) published 2003