About us

Who are we?

Created in 2006, the Journal of Paleontological Techniques (JPT) aims to promote and facilitate the sharing of techniques and methodologies in paleontological research. These include techniques of excavation, collection, conservation, preparation, and exhibition of (fossil) specimens, as well as new scientific methodologies and approaches for paleontological studies. Therefore, we accept a wide variety of articles, ranging from excavation reports, papers in preparation techniques, new methodologies in the scientific study of fossils, and collection catalogues, among others.

What is our way and vision?

We are an entirely digital, and international journal following a platinum open-access strategy, meaning that we do not charge publication or subscription fees. Our articles are completely freely distributed (generally under a CC-BY license), and available online as pdf. Manuscripts are subjected to peer-review to ensure scientific standards. Papers are published as single-paper volumes upon final approval of the proofs by the authors. Publication in JPT is therefore free and fast, without loosing out on quality.