Open Access Paleontology Journals

A list of Open Access Paleontology journals for you to publish your manuscript in

Paleontology is scientific study of the past of life on Earth through fossils

A journal article is 'open access' when there are no financial, legal or technical barriers to accessing it - that is to say when anyone can read, download, distribute, print, and search it.

Our team made this list of Paleontology Open Access journals with the aim to help you to decide where to publish your Paleontology manuscript.
We made this list which includes all the high-impact factor Paleontology journals that might be relevant to your field of study.Rather than displaying just the most relevant Paleontology journals, we have made an in-depth list of all the open accesss Paleontology journals. Use our different columns — number of papers, number of citations, and relevance — to find the best Paleontology venue for your manuscript.

The DOAJ columns refers to the The Directory of Open Access Journals, a list of open access journals, maintained by Infrastructure Services for Open Access.
There are certain criteria a journal must meet to be indexed by DOAJ, and thus inclusion in the DOAJ index is seen by scholars as a mark of quality.

All the open access Paleontology journals in this list are indexed in
If you spot any mistakes in this table of Paleontology OA journals, don’t hesitate to send us an email.

Open Access Paleontology Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
Geothermal Energy Science2195-477118184100Website
Novitates paleoentomologicae2329-5880The University of Kansas229795.5
International Journal of Odonatology1388-7890Worldwide Dragonfly Association599339794.8Website
Swiss Journal of Palaeontology1664-2376Springer Nature249152094.4Website
Journal of Palaeogeography2095-3836Elsevier312215692.3Website
Geothermal Energy2195-9706Springer Nature247238491.1Website
Bt research1925-1939Sophia Publishing Group, Inc.337890.9
Geosphere1553-040XGeological Society of America13602674690.7Website
Geologica Acta1695-6133Edicions de la Universitat de Barcelona527762990.1Website
Tomy Jurajskie1731-3708Polish Geological Institute - National Research Institute (PGI-NRI)3913489.7
Geochronology2628-3719Copernicus GmbH8833988.6Website
Geologica Carpathica1335-0552Central Library of the Slovak Academy of Sciences606578488.3Website
Swiss Journal of Geosciences1661-8726Springer Nature557814486.9Website
Acta Palaeontologica Polonica0567-7920Polska Akademia Nauk Instytut Paleobiologii Institute of Paleobiology, Polish Academy of Sciences)20842850586.2Website
Geochronometria1733-8387De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.537654186.2
International Journal of Antibiotics2314-5773Hindawi Limited78585.7
Stephan Mueller Special Publication Series1868-455676169585.5
npj biofilms and microbiomes2055-5008Springer Nature358678785.2Website
Archaea1472-3646Hindawi Limited301808684.7Website
Quaternary2571-550XMDPI AG17771384.7Website
Palaeodiversity1867-6294BioOne (Stuttgart State Museum of Natural History)6418984.4
Geosystems and geoenvironment2772-88388313084.3Website
Petroleum Geology Conference series2047-9921Geological Society of London5231069184.1
Paleontological contributions1946-0279The University of Kansas3118983.9
Journal of Micropalaeontology0262-821XCopernicus GmbH818904083.1Website
The Open Geology Journal1874-26296243682.3
International Journal of Myriapodology1875-2535Pensoft Publishers5028682
Bulletin of Geosciences1214-1119Czech Geological Survey610545282Website
Open Journal of geology2161-7570Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.764185981.5
Journal of applied volcanology2191-5040Springer Nature129228981.4Website
Geological Quarterly1641-7291Polish Geological Institute - National Research Institute (PGI-NRI)32861271780.9
Journal of Nematology0022-300XExeley, Inc.39815902980.8Website
Geology of the intermountain West2380-7601Utah Geological Association9516480
Microbes and Environments1342-6311Japanese Society of Microbial Ecology13172259079.4
Earth surface dynamics2196-632XCopernicus GmbH473705579.3Website
Palaeontologia Electronica1094-8074Coquina Press7102012279.2Website
Nota lepidopterologica0342-7536Pensoft Publishers16521978.8Website
Geoscience frontiers1674-9871Elsevier13362757878.8Website
Petroleum Exploration and Development1876-3804Elsevier29492965578.4Website
Climate of The Past1814-932417135056478.2Website
Journal of Orthoptera Research1082-6467Pensoft Publishers737572978Website
Quaternary science advances2666-0334Elsevier5011478Website
Solid Earth1869-9529Copernicus GmbH9901495177.9Website
Annals of Microbiology1590-4261Springer Nature23353080077.9Website
Stigma research and action2210-5174VU E-Publishing2755077.8
International Journal of Microbiology1687-918XHindawi Limited7381176477.8Website
Acta Geologica Polonica0001-5709De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.15441376577.7
Smithsonian contributions to paleobiology0081-0266Smithsonian Institution110349877.3
Fossil Imprint2533-4050National Museum, Czech Republic15234176.3
Microbiome2049-2618Springer Nature13156556476.1Website
Fossil Record2193-0066534339775.7Website
Journal of Microbiology and Antimicrobials2141-2308Academic Journals9047175.6
Geodinamica Acta0985-3111Taylor & Francis7721503475.5Website
Bioscience and microflora1342-1441BMFH Press245246075.5
Acta Palaeobotanica0001-6594379247375.5
Acta Carsologica0583-6050The Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts / Znanstvenoraziskovalni center Slovenske akademije znanosti in umetnosti (ZRC SAZU)748438675.5
Central European Geology1788-2281Akademiai Kiado Zrt.259105175.3
Animal microbiome2524-4671Springer Nature19384775.1Website
Journal of Mushroom1738-0294The Korean Society of Mushroom Science43834474.7
Environmental microbiome2524-6372Springer Nature9342274.2Website
Litosfera1681-9004IGG UB RAS20211673.8Website
Geologia Croatica1330-030XCroatian Geological Survey688429673Website
BMC Microbiology1471-2180Springer Nature479914429272.8Website
Central European Journal of Geosciences2081-9900De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.230237872.6
Standards in Genomic Sciences1944-3277Springer Nature8441476272.3Website
Open quaternary2055-298XUbiquity Press, Ltd.7537872Website
Journal of Geosciences1802-6222Czech Geological Society1107527272Website
Journal of Geological Research1687-8833Hindawi Limited10767072
Acarologia0044-586XEDP Sciences27681405371.9Website
The depositional record2055-4877Wiley21885771.6Website
Research in geophysics2038-9655PAGEPress Publications2818171.4
Infection epidemiology and medicine2322-2298Armenian Green Publishing Co.5614771.4Website
Polish Journal of Microbiology1733-1331Polish Society of Microbiologists993858671.4
Gut Pathogens1757-4749Springer Nature6451314171.2Website
Estonian Journal of Earth Sciences1406-0132561399071.1
Bulletin of The Geological Society of Denmark0011-6297681744871.1
Solid Earth Sciences2451-912XElsevier15172770.2Website
Journal of Geography and Mining Research2006-9766Academic Journals8719370.1
Journal of Microbiology Research2166-5931Scientific and Academic Publishing23491970.1
Energy geoscience2666-7592Elsevier12050770Website
Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control1110-17681273330069.8Website
China geology2589-943029680669.6Website
Journal of Oral Microbiology2000-2297Taylor & Francis485881869.5Website
Stamford journal of microbiology2074-5346Bangladesh Journals Online9724169.1
Petroleum Research2096-2495Elsevier25792268.9Website
International journal of mining engineering and mineral processing2166-997XScientific and Academic Publishing1617568.8
Willdenowia0511-9618Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin, Freie Universitaet Berlin1545855668.7Website
Geosciences2163-1697Scientific and Academic Publishing1913368.4
International Ocean Discovery Program expedition publications2372-95624425568.2
African Natural History1816-83964724168.1Website
AIMS microbiology2471-1888American Institute of Mathematical Sciences247273368Website
Fottea1802-5439Palacky University Olomouc417412667.6
Italian botanist2531-4033Pensoft Publishers11733967.5Website
Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy1028-2092Bangladesh Journals Online498151667.5Website
International Journal of Bacteriology2314-596XHindawi Limited4361067.4
Journal of geoscience, engineering, environment and technology2503-216XUIR Press19314067.4Website
Annales Societatis Geologorum Poloniae0079-36631912770067.4
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Open Access (OA)?
Open Access refers to free access to information and unrestricted use of electronic resources for everyone. Any kind of digital content can be open access, from texts and data to software, audio, and video.
What does “relevance” mean in the table?
If a journal has a relevance of “100”, that means that the journal is fully related to the concept it is listed under. If, on the other hand, a journal has a relevance of “0”, that means that the journal doesn’t have any relation to the topic it is listed under. So Nutrition might have a low relevance when included in Open Computer Science Journals
How do you count total number of citations?
The citations show how often articles from this journal have been referenced in other works. OpenAlex is where we get this data from. Although the accuracy is debatable, it can nevertheless help you get a sense of how prestigious a journal is in general.
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What is an APC?
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What are the different Open Access types?
Although there are Gold, Green, Hybrid, Bronze, Diamond, and Black Open Access licenses, here are the most common ones: Full Gold Open Access: article is freely and permanently accessible for everyone, immediately after publication. Hybrid Open Access: refers to a publishing model in which subscription-based journals allow authors to make individual articles gold open access immediately on payment of an article publication charge. Green Open Access: refers to the possibility to make subscription-based journal articles open access by uploading the peer-reviewed and accepted author manuscript to an institutional repository (such as DiVA)