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Acta Palaeontologica Romaniae

Acta Palaeontologica Romaniae was established in 1997, joint with the first edition of the Romanian Symposium on Paleontology, at the initiative of Prof. Ovidiu Dragastan; its main purpose was to gather and present within a single publication the in-extenso papers arising from the contributions presented at the symposium, in English to achieve widespread distribution. Conceived as a conference proceedings volume, edited and published by the organizers of the successive paleontological symposia held under the auspices of the Romanian Society of Paleontologists (RSP), Acta Palaeontologica Romaniae continued its biannual apparitions in parallel with the symposia taking place in Cluj, Iasi, and Bucharest, respectively; in 2011, it reached its 7th published volume. At the latest, 8th National Symposium on Paleontology, organised in Bucharest in september 2011, a decision was reached by the members of the RSP to transform the proceedings volume into a regular journal with 2 issues per year, aiming to breach the limitations of a proceedings volume and to open towards the entire paleontological scientific community, while still offering a publication platform for the papers presented at fortcoming National Symposia.

Continuously under the auspices of the Romanian Society of Paleontologists and keeping with its former profile, the new journal Acta Palaeontologica Romaniae is poised to publish papers in the wider areas of Paleontology and Paleoecology, as well as in such related topics as Stratigraphy, Sedimentology, or Geological Heritage Concervation. In order to accomplish this aim, a new, permanent Editorial Team, supported by an international Editorial Board, was formed, covering a wide range of paleontological disciplines. Papers will be published, just as in the previous proceedings volumes, following a rigurous peer-review process in order to raise the content of the journal to higher international standards. Furthermore, in the near future the Editorial Team will be also working toward the goal of submitting APR to an evaluation process that aims to include this journal in the ISI Web of Science, thus further increasing its international impact and recognition in the field.

The language of the journal is English. Submissions may be in the form of articles, brief reports, discussions, or paper/book reviews. Papers are evaluated on the originality of data, interpretations, and ideas, and on the degree to which their findings can be generalized. All papers are subject to peer reviews. Articles accepted for publication are usually published in order of submission. Exceptions are made for papers of particular scientific significance, and for manuscripts which fully comply with editorial requirements given in the instruction for authors and require only minor changes.



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