About the Journal

About the Journal

Treatise Online was first established in 2010 with the purpose of providing scholars and researchers early access to current sections of upcoming volumes of the Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology.  There are currently 165 published articles that will become components of the twelve Treatise volumes currently in preparation.

Printing of the hard copy volumes will continue as usual, with the opportunity for updating chapters published in the Treatise Online before going to press.

Treatise Online is complemented by the Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology, an online collection of all 53 previously published volumes of the Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology, available as downloadable PDF files.

Focus and Scope

Treatise Online provides morphologic, taxonomic, systematic, stratigraphic, and biogeographic information/data on organisms comprising all the “invertebrate” phyla with a significant fossil record, as well as certain unicellular organisms, e.g., “Protoctista”, “Protista”, and Eubacteria/Archaea. 

Submissions

Submissions are invited by the coordinating author of each future volume of the Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology.

Peer Review

All chapters are peer reviewed.

Copyright and Open Access

Copyright in the chapters of the Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology is held by the authors.  Authors agree to make their chapters available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. 

The author publication agreement is available here.

All chapters will be made available open access through the Treatise Online site until they are incorporated into volumes that are made available open access on the Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology site.