Journal of Micropalaeontology
Journal of Micropalaeontology (JM) is well-established as an
publication with a circulation approaching 900 copies and covering all
aspects of microfossils and their application both in applied studies
and basic research. The Impact Factor for the JM (as of 2011)
The scope of the JM has always been broad,
especially to show the application of microfossils to solving
geological problems, but with an emphasis on taxonomy. The principal
fields of interest are: biostratigraphy; evolution; palaeobiology;
palaeoenvironments; reviews; taxonomic studies. The emphasis will be on
applications. Our aim is to attract high-quality papers that will prove
to be influential in the development of our science.
Online access to the Journal
TMS members enjoy free online access to
the Journal. Setting up your access via the Lyell Collection is very
straight forward. To activate your subscription you will need to:
Access to the Journal of Micropalaeontology is now through the Lyell
1. Go to the Lyell Collection subscription activation webpage.
2. Enter your Subscriber ID number, which is your personal TMS
Membership Number, e.g. TMS0999.
3. Supply the requested information and set up your own username and
password. These will be
used by you to login to, and access, the Journal in future. Please
remember your login and password – TMS will have no record of
them so can not reconfirm them for you. If you forget your login
information you will need to follow the instructions on the automated
email that you receive when you activate your subscription.
If you have any problems, contact the secretary of TMS,
in the first instance. If you do not remember your TMS Membership
Number, please make a note of it from the mailing label on the
Newsletter of Micropalaeontology that you will receive shortly.
Instructions for authors
Notice from editor-in-chief (January 2013) [view]
Geological Society Publishing House, who publish the Journal of
Micropalaeontology on behalf of TMS, are presently
constructing an electronic
manuscript submission and management system. Until the system is
launched, authors can email
submissions in electronic form to the Production Editor. Text,
tables and figure
be submitted as Word files, with figures and plates as either PDFS or
low-resolution native files. If your paper is accepted then the final
submission will be expected to include the high-resolution native files
for figures and plates (e.g. EPS or TIF files). More detailed
instructions for authors are available for download here (pdf, 25kb).
information on publishing in the journal is available at the Geological Society.
Geological Society has reviewed its publishing practices and has
introduced policies to enable authors who choose to do so to publish
articles Open Access in its online journals, Special Publications,
Engineering Geology Special Publications and Memoirs.
of Micropalaeontology now offers authors the choice to publish under
either the Gold Open Access model or the Green Open Access model. Gold
Open access requires the payment of an Article Processing Charge (APC)
of £1000/$2000 on acceptance and the article will be free to all
immediately on publication. Green Open Access requires no fee and
allows authors to post their accepted manuscript online after an
embargo period of 12 months. Full details of our Open Access policy can
be found on our website at: http://www.geolsoc.org.uk/Open-Access
will be given the opportunity to choose to publish Open Access once
their paper has been accepted and the production editor will manage the
publication process and organise invoicing.
As you know the Geological Society is committed to developing its publishing services for authors.
- Indexing Special Publications in Elsevier’s Scopus and Thomson Reuters Web of Science Book Citation Index
- Online First – our publish-ahead-of-print system which ensures fast publication of papers
- Mobile sites for journals – allowing greater portability and phone/tablet access from any location
- Open Access publishing choices
Instructions for reviewers
all, with your help, the Geological Society will continue its policy of
publishing high-quality peer-reviewed research outputs, on a
If you have any questions about Open
Access or any of our other services please email
firstname.lastname@example.org or contact your production editor.
A review pro-forma is available for
download here (MS Word file,
Paper copies of back
issues can be obtained from The
Micropalaeontological Society at the cost of £1
per issue. Contact Haydon
Editor-in-Chief: A.R. Lord.
Editors: E. Brouwers, F.J. Gregory, J.E.A.
Marshall, C.G. Miller, M. Pearce, C. Stickley, B. Wade & J.R. Young.