About the Journal

Paleontological Contributions is an online-only, open-access, rapid publication journal, available free of charge to anyone with internet access.

Paleontological Contributions invites submissions that deal with all aspects of paleontology or related biological disciplines. Original research articles and monographs are welcome.  Systematic treatments, including descriptions of new taxa, are welcome, and Paleontological Contributions complies with the requirements of ICBN and ICZN for publication of valid nomenclature. Hard copies of each article are archived at libraries throughout the world.

Paleontological Contributions supersedes the University of Kansas Paleontological Contributions, new series, which consolidated into one format the three series that were published previously, Monographs, Articles, and Papers. All previous versions of Paleontological Contributions can be found on the University of Kansas ScholarWorks site.

All articles are peer reviewed by at least two external referees, and reviews are assessed by Associate Editors, who make recommendations to the Editor. Reviews remain anonymous except where reviewers choose to identify themselves.

Accepted manuscripts are published online on this website as Adobe Acrobat (PDF) files and are made available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC BY 4.0) license.