The Micropalaeontological Society

Publications

From 1973 to 1998, the Society published its own micropalaeontographical series: A Stereo-Atlas of Ostracod Shells, (first produced in 1973, edited by Professor Peter Sylvester-Bradley and Dr David Siveter of Leicester University), it also produces an occasional series of field guides.

The BMS produced a circular until 1976, when the Newsletter was inaugurated, as The British Micropalaeontologist, first edited by P.J. Bigg. The newsletter was renamed Newsletter of Micropalaeontology in 1995. The first BMS publication (apart from the A Stereo-Atlas of Ostracod Shells) was A Stratigraphical Index of British Ostracoda (edited by Ray Bate and Eric Robinson) which appeared in 1978 and was published as a Special Issue of Geological Journal. Subsequent volumes have been published as a Special Publications Series, commencing with the Stratigraphical Atlas of Fossil Foraminifera (edited by Graham Jenkins and John Murray) in 1980. These are available to TMS members at discounted rates.

The year 1982 is a milestone in Society history as this saw the initiation of the society’s own journal, the Journal of Micropalaeontology, (first edited by Lesley Sheppard). The Journal was initially produced once a year, but since 1984 has become a twice yearly publication of growing international repute. The editor and the editorial board will consider for publication original papers and review articles dealing with all aspects of Micropalaeontology.

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The Journal of Micropalaeontology

The Journal of Micropalaeontology (JM) is well-established as an international 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) is 0.759.

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
Access to the Journal of Micropalaeontology is now through the Lyell Collection.

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:

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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]
The 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 captions should 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).

Further information on publishing in the journal is available at the Geological Society.

Open Access
The 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.

Journal 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

Authors 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

Above all, with your help, the Geological Society will continue its policy of publishing high-quality peer-reviewed research outputs, on a not-for-profit basis.

If you have any questions about Open Access or any of our other services please email open.access@geolsoc.org.uk or contact your production editor.

Instructions for reviewers
A review pro-forma is available for download here (MS Word file, 117kb).

Back Issues
Paper copies of back issues can be obtained from The Micropalaeontological Society at the cost of £1 per issue. Contact Haydon Bailey for details.

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Editorial board
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.

Special Publications

Proposals for upcoming special publications and information from the Editors.

How to obtain TMS membership discount on the current Special Publications

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TMS006 - Landmarks in Foraminiferal Micropalaeontology: History and Development

TMS006 - Landmarks in Foraminiferal Micropalaeontology: History and Development

Edited by A.J. Bowden, F.J. Gregory and A.S. Henderson; 360 pages.

A tribute to Dennis Curry

TMS Member price £47.50

This is the sixth special publication in the TMS series published by the Geological Society Publishing House, 19th December, 2013.

More information is available from the Geological Society bookshop.

This TMS Special Publication comprises a collection of 23 papers with an international authorship reflecting on landmarks in the history and development of Foraminiferal micropalaeontology. The volume is prefaced by an introductory overview that provides a brief and selected historical setting, as well as the intended aims of the book.

Selected developments in Foraminiferal studies from a global perspective are presented from the time of Alcide d’Orbigny and the founding of the Paris MNHN collections in the mid-nineteenth century to the use of foraminifera in industry, other museum collections, palaeoceanography and environmental studies, regional studies from the Southern Hemisphere and the rise and fall of significant research schools. The book concludes with a chapter on the modelling of foraminifera.

Landmarks in Foraminiferal Micropalaeontology: History and Development will be of particular interest to micropalaeontologists, other Earth scientists, historians of science, museum curators and the general reader with an interest in science..

TMS005 - Biological and Geological Perspectives of Dinoflagellates

TMS005 - Biological and Geological Perspectives of Dinoflagellates

Edited by F. Marret, J.M. Lewis & L.R. Bradley; 373 pages.A tribute to Dennis Curry

TMS Member price £50.00

This is the fifth special publication in the TMS series published by the Geological Society Publishing House, 4th December, 2013.

More information is available from the Geological Society bookshop.

This volume provides an overview of current research on fossil and modern dinoflagellates, as well as highlighting research areas for future collaboration, following the DINO9 International Conference in Liverpool. The volume is organized into four themes, with a review paper for each theme written by the key-note speaker. Each theme also includes a future research foci note following discussion during the conference.

The contributions are organized into the following sections: environmental change, ecology/palaeoecology, life cycles and diversity, and stratigraphy and evolution. Also included are notes from two workshops: culture experiments and dinocysts as palaeoceanographic tracers.

This volume will be of interest to both the biological and micropalaeontological communities.

TMS004 - Micropalaeontology, Sedimentary Environments and Stratigraphy: A Tribute to Dennis Curry (1912-2001)

TMS004 – Micropalaeontology, Sedimentary Environments and Stratigraphy: A Tribute to Dennis Curry (1912-2001)

Edited by J. E. Whittaker and M. B. Hart; 295 pages.A tribute to Dennis Curry

TMS Member price £45.00

This is the fourth special publication in the TMS series published by the Geological Society Publishing House, 17th September, 2010.

More information is available from the Geological Society bookshop.

Dennis Curry was a remarkable polymath and philanthropist, leading a double-life as one of the UK’s most gifted amateur geologists, whilst at the same time being an extremely successful businessman (as Managing Director of Currys Ltd).  This Festschrift, authored by friends and specialists from Britain and France, pays tribute to his often seminal research as well as exhibiting the wide range of his geological interest.  It contains 12 chapters and covers several differing aspects of micropalaeontology (pteropods, diatoms and especially foraminifera), Strontium Isotope Stratigraphy, Hampshire Basin stratigraphy and palaeogeography, as well as major contributions on English Channel sedimentology and the great faunal turnover affecting mammals at the Eocene-Oligocene boundary.  A scientific appreciation of Dennis Curry, “the professional amateur”, with recollections of former colleagues at University College, London (where he was Visiting Professor), together with an assessment of the valuable collections he established and donated to The Natural History Museum, are also included.  Copiously illustrated, this book is a must for all geologists.

TMS003 - Ostracods in British Stratigraphy

TMS003 – Ostracods in British Stratigraphy

Edited by J. E. Whittaker and M. B. Hart; 496 pages.

Ostracods in British Stratigraphy

TMS Member price £50.00

This is the third special publication in the TMS series published by the Geological Society Publishing House, 9th June, 2009.

More information is available from the Geological Society bookshop.

This book charts the stratigraphical distribution of ostracods in the Cambrian to Pleistocene deposits of Britain and outlines their utility for dating and correlating rock sequences, as well as indicating aspects of their palaeoenvironmental and palaeogeographical significance.  These small bivalved crustaceans are the most abundant arthropods in the fossil record.  Indeed, the stratigraphy of Britain, which embraces many type-sequences, provides a particularly rich and full record of them, from at least the basal Ordovician, and from the British Cambrian there is a biostratigraphy based on their ‘relatives’, the bradoriids and phosphatocopids.  Ostracod distributions demonstrate the ecological success story of the group, occupying as they do marine, non-marine and even ‘terrestrial’ habitats. Written by current specialists in the field, this book is an authoritative account and will be welcomed by all micropalaeontologists and applied geologists in the industrial and academic world alike. It is richly illustrated with over 80 plates of electron micrographs and specially drawn maps, diagrams and range-charts.

TMS002 - Deep-Time Perspectives on Climate Change: Marrying the Signal from Computer Models and Biological Proxies

TMS002 – Deep-Time Perspectives on Climate Change: Marrying the Signal from Computer Models and Biological Proxies

Edited by M Williams, A M Haywood, J Gregory & D N Schmidt; 600 pages.

Deep-Time Perspectives on Climate Change: Marrying the Signal from Computer Models and Biological ProxiesTMS Member price £47.50

This is the second special publication in the new TMS series published by the Geological Society Publishing House, 5th December, 2007.

More information is available from the Geological Society bookshop.

This book unites climate modelling, palaeoceanography and palaeontology to address fundamental events in the climate history of Earth over the past 600 million years. Understanding the ‘tipping points’ that have lead to rapid changes in the Earth’s climate is vitally important with the realization that humans modify global climate. In an effort to better understand past and future climate change, general circulation models have become the forerunners of attempts to simulate future climate. Although extraordinarily sophisticated, they remain imperfect tools that require ‘grounding’ in geological data. In this, the study of past major climate transitions like the Palaeozoic icehouse worlds and the extreme greenhouse of the Cretaceous are invaluable. Both the mechanisms that forced changes in the Earth’s climate as well as the proxies that track these changes are discussed. The central message of the book is that general circulation models tested with geological data in an iterative ‘ground truth’ process provide the best estimates of the Earth’s ancient climate.

TMS001 - Recent Developments in Applied Biostratigraphy

Recent Developments in Applied BiostratigraphyTMS001 – Recent Developments in Applied Biostratigraphy

Edited by A. J. Powell & J. B. Riding. 256 Pages.

TMS Member price £42.50

This is the first special publication in the new TMS series published by the Geological Society Publishing House, 25 November, 2005.

More information is available from the Geological Society bookshop.

The application of biostratigraphy to hydrocarbon exploration and development has become increasingly important both scientifically and economically. The demand for higher stratigraphical resolution in field development studies has resulted in the utilization of new approaches. The aim of this volume is to encourage an exchange of ideas and to seed new research initiatives particularly within integrated multidisciplinary teams. The papers are divided into four main themes which cover a broad range of modern applications of biostratigraphy. The first three themes are: UK North Sea field development; outcrop analogues; and international exploration and development. The final section discusses new methodologies, such as the application of correspondence analysis and multivariate correlation of wells, and palynological processing techniques applicable to the wellsite.


History of TMS Special Publications

The first Special Publication of TMS (then the BMS) was A Stratigraphical Index of British Ostracoda (edited by Ray Bate and Eric Robinson) which appeared in 1978 and was published as a Special Issue of Geological Journal. Subsequent volumes have been published as a series, commencing with the Stratigraphical Atlas of Fossil Foraminifera (edited by Graham Jenkins and John Murray) in 1980. Since then, ten further Special Publications have been published for the BMS by Ellis Horwood Ltd. and from 1990 to 2001 three were published by Chapman Hall/Kluwer. During this time, stratigraphical indices or atlases have been produced for ostracods, foraminifera (2 editions), nannofossils, conodonts and dinoflagellate cysts, as well as a number of thematic volumes. Our Special Publications are now being handled by the Geological Society Publishing House.

The following volumes can still be purchased direct from Springer (was Kluwer):

  • Calcareous Nannofossil Biostratigraphy Paul R. Bown. Hardbound, ISBN 0-412-78970-1, August 1998. Price: 92.50 GBP
  • Early Evolutionary History of Planktonic Foraminifera M.K. BouDagher-Fadel, F.T. Banner, J.E. Whittaker, M.D. Simmons. Hardbound, ISBN 0-412-75820-2, November 1997. Price: 107.50 GBP
  • Micropalaeontology and Hydrocarbon Exploration in the Middle East M.D. Simmons. Hardbound, ISBN 0-412-42770-2, June 1994 Price: 134.50 GBP
  • A Stratigraphic Index of Dinoflagellate Cysts A.J. Powell. Hardbound, ISBN 0-412-36280-5, November 1991. Price: 168.50 GBP
  • Ostracoda and Global Events R. Whatley, C. Maybury, Hardbound, ISBN 0-412-36300-3, July 1990. Price: 191.50 GBP

The following volumes are out of print.

  • Stratigraphical Atlas of Fossil Foraminifera (Second Edition) D.G. Jenkins and J.W. Murray (editors), 1989. 593 pp. ISBN 0-13-852187-5. OUT OF PRINT
  • Micropalaeontology of Carbonate Environments M.B. Hart (editor), 1987. 296 pp. ISBN 0-13-584137-2. OUT OF PRINT
  • Nannofossils and their Applications J.A. Crux and S.E. van Heck (editors), 1989. 356 pp. ISBN 0-13-609215-2. OUT OF PRINT
  • Northwest European Micropalaeontology and Palynology D.J. Batten and M.C. Keen (editors), 1989. 356 pp. ISBN 0-13-626821-8. OUT OF PRINT

Field Guides

Note: These field guides were produced for the pre-and post-Symposium field excursions but are all now out of print. Please try appropriate libraries or second hand book dealers for copies.

  • 1. Mesozoic and Cenozoic Stratigraphical Micropalaeontology of the Dorset Coast and Isle of Wight, Southern England – edited by A.R. Lord and P.R. Bown (produced for the European Microplaeontological Colloquium of 1987)
  • 2. The Lower Palaeozoic of the Northern Welsh Borderland and South Wales D.J. Siveter, 1988. 47 pp.
  • 3. The Jurassic and Cretaceous of Eastern England R.H. Bate and I.P. Wilkinson, 1988. 71 pp.
  • 4. Cretaceous Ostracoda of the Weald D.J. Horne, 1988. 42 pp.
  • 5. An Introductory Guide to the Neogene and Quaternary of East Anglia for Ostracod workers A.R. Lord, D.J. Horne and J.E. Robinson, 1988. 11 pp.
  • 6. The Mesozoic and Tertiary of Southern England: the Dorset Coast and Isle of Wight M.C. Keen, A.R. Lord, R.C. Whatley, 1988. 79 pp.
  • 7. Recent Freshwater Ostracoda of the Lake District D.J. Horne, 1988. 28 pp.
  • 8. Recent and Quaternary Ostracoda of the Firth of Clyde, S.W. Scotland J.E. Whittaker, 1988. 50 pp.
  • 9. St. Davids and Recent Marine and Estuarine Ostracoda of the Cardiganshire and Pembrokeshire Coasts R.C. Whatley and C.A. Maybury, 1988. 8 pp.
  • 10. In the footsteps of T.R. Jones: Lower Palaeozoic of Shropshire and the Post-Palaeozoic of Avon, Dorset and Kent D.J. Siveter & A.R. Lord (Editors). Field Guide for the Thirteenth International Symposium on Ostracoda, Chatham 1997. 64pp


The Newsletter of Micropalaeontology

The newsletter is published twice annually, in January and August. Please contact the editor if you have items you would like published in the Newsletter.

Since January 2010 (No. 81) the newsletter includes news and material from all organisations taking part in the TMS affiliation scheme in addition to that from both the TMS groups and the society itself. Members of these organisations (as well as those of TMS) receive the print copy of the newsletter as a benefit of membership. For information on joining the TMS affiliation scheme, please contact the secretary.

The current affiliated organisations are:

The Grzybowski Foundation, Collegium Palynologicum Scandinavicum, The International Nannoplankton Association (INA), and the International Research Group on Ostracoda (IRGO).

Newsletter of Micropalaeontology is sponsored by:
Robertson CGG

Latest Newsletter

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Disclaimer

The views expressed by the authors of any article in Newsletter of Micropalaeontology are their own and do not necessarily represent those of The Micropalaeontological Society.

Taxonomic/nomenclature disclaimer

Newsletter of Micropalaeontology is not deemed to be valid for taxonomical or nomenclatural purposes – see International codes of Botanical and Zoological Nomenclature


The Stereo-Atlas of Ostracod Shells (RIP)

Editorial Board
Dr I. Boomer, Prof. A.R. Lord, Dr D.J. Horne & Prof. D.J. Siveter.

The Stereo-Atlas ceased production in 1999 after 25 years

A Stereo-Atlas of Ostracod Shells was published between 1973 and 1998, 25 volumes in all. The Society does not retain any back issues.

A cumulative index for volumes 1-25 has been produced and was circulated with volume 25.