Fossil Record (FR)

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Open Access – Personalized Copyright under a Creative Commons License – Article-Level Metrics – Moderate Article Processing Charges


TU Delft and Copernicus Publications cooperate in supporting open access

22 Jan 2015

In order to further promote open access, the TU Delft Library has transferred a budget to Copernicus to be used by its scientists in 2015.

TCentral billing of APCs for TUM authors

15 Dec 2014

Copernicus Publications and the University Library of the Technical University Munich (TUM) have agreed on central billing of article processing charges.

FR provides full-text XML

24 Nov 2014

Fossil Record (FR) has started an XML-first workflow and will provide all new articles in full-text XML from now on. 

Aims and Scope

Fossil Record (FR) is the palaeontological journal of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. This journal was founded in 1998 under the name Mitteilungen aus dem Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Geowissenschaftliche Reihe and appears with two issues each year. Fossil Record publishes original papers in all areas of palaeontology including the taxonomy and systematics of fossil organisms, biostratigraphy, palaeoecology, and evolution. All taxonomic groups are treated, including invertebrates, microfossils, plants and vertebrates. Fossil Record emphasizes specimen-based research and particularly encourages publication of studies based on fossil material by applying analytical methods in the field of palaeobiology.

With the above objective, Fossil Record covers the following fields:

  • Taxonomy and biodiversity;
  • Evolutionary (palaeo-)biology;
  • Changes in taxonomic diversity and morphological disparity;
  • Phylogeny;
  • Evolution and development;
  • Biogeochemistry;
  • Biomineralization;
  • Earth system sciences and global change.


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