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CHANGES IN EDITORIAL STAFF (2020-09-18)

After six years of distinguished service as Associate Editor of Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, Przemysław Gorzelak is stepping down from the position. He is replaced by Krzysztof Hryniewicz.


BURMESE AMBER AND HUMAN RIGHTS (2020-04-23)

Following the recommendation of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology we decided that until the human rights situation in Myanmar is resolved, we will not publish papers on Burmese amber collected from 2017 onwards. Authors who wish to publish on Burmese amber specimens are expected to supply the APP editors with adequate proof to satisfy any and all editorial concerns regarding the provenance of the specimens, in the form of certification or other demonstrable evidence, that they were acquired before the date both legally and ethically. Any manuscript submitted that fails to meet these criteria will, at the discretion of the editors, not receive further consideration by APP. This decision is effective from April 23rd, 2020. Earlier submissions are proceeded on regular basis.

 

CHANGES IN EDITORIAL STAFF (2019-12-05)

After five years of distinguished service as Editor of Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, Stephen Brusatte is stepping down from the position. He is replaced by Daniel Barta.

 

ZOOBANK REGISTRATION MANDATORY (2018-11-07)

Starting from APP issue 64(1) the registration in ZooBank http://zoobank.org/ of nomenclatural acts published in APP is mandatory prior to online publication. Please register your new taxa in due time.

 

APP AWARDED DOAJ SEAL (2017-05-30)

We are pleased to announce that Acta Palaeontologica Polonica has been awarded the DOAJ Seal. The Seal is awarded to the journals that fulfil a set of criteria related to accessibility, openness, discoverability, reuse and author rights. It acts as a signal to readers and authors that the journal has generous use and reuse terms, author rights and adheres to the highest level of ‘openness’.

 

CHANGES IN EDITORIAL STAFF (2017-03-01)

After two years of distinguished service as Editor of Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, Mark D. Uhen is stepping down from the position. He is replaced by Olivier Lambert.

 

FROM SUBMISSION TO PRINTED VERSION IN LESS THAN 6 MONTHS (2016-02-15)

The Editors' Choice section has been successfully implemented in 2015 with 12 excellent papers printed shortly after submission. Meanwhile, the other papers are posted online within a week of acceptance and currently appear in print in less than 9 months, sustaining our hallmarks: high quality, attention to detail, and author friendly flexibility.

 

BACKLOG DISSOLVED! (2015-10-07)

Our backlog in printing is finally dissolved. Currently accepted papers are published online within two weeks and they should appear in print after approx. 8-9 months.

 

CHEAPER PAGE CHARGES (2015-07-30)

Thanks to a change of printing technique to more efficient and cheaper but simultaneously of better quality we were able to diminish the obligatory page charges to EUR 22 (VAT included) for each page over the 10 free pages and EUR 44 (VAT included) per colour figure (up to full page size).

 

CHANGES IN EDITORIAL STAFF (2014-12-29)

After one and two terms, respectively, of distinguished service as Editors of Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, Michael J. Benton (and his Associate Editor Felix G. Marx) and Jarosław Stolarski are stepping down from the positions. They are replaced by Andrzej Kaim and Przemysław Gorzelak responsible for invertebrate and palaeobotanical submissions and Mark D. Uhen and Stephen Brusatte responsible for vertebrate submissions.

 

REPRINTS (2014-12-29)

Following changes on journal market, as for January 1st , 2015 reprints are no longer supplied for free. Instead, high quality pdf files (print ready) will be available free of charge. For the papers submitted before January 1st, 2015 the free 25 reprints will be still supplied or the high quality pdf file as an alternative. The reprints are still available, in multiples of 25, at the prices stated in the instructions for authors.

 

EDITORS' CHOICE (2014-12-29)

Starting from the 1st issue of the volume 60 APP introduces a new section titled “Editors’ Choice”. This section is envisaged as a selection of papers of wide topical interest significantly increasing the knowledge of the fossil record and/or evolutionary processes. It will typically contain 2-4 papers (c. 15% of the volume) per issue which will be fast-tracked after acceptance for the speediest possible publication.