SPANISH JOURNAL OF PALAEONTOLOGY publishes different types of manuscripts:

Standard articles: These are original research papers on any aspect of palaeontology, with no strict length requirements.

Short communications: They are articles of no more than four printed pages, on topics of special significance/relevance; this type of article is promptly reviewed for publication.

Special papers: These articles are to be included in special issues of the journal or particular thematic collections of articles; they may report the outcome of scientific meetings.

Invited papers: Solicited by the Editorial Board for significant, innovative, and provocative discoveries, as well as for researchers of worldwide prestige.

Comments: These are short articles, less than two printed pages, commenting on analysis of previously published papers, or offering reply and discussion.

Book reviews: They consist of in-depth reviews of recent books covering the wide-ranging interests of the palaeontological community, and can run from one to three printed pages.

Submissions to the SPANISH JOURNAL OF PALAEONTOLOGY must not have been published previously, or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. All co-authors should read and approve the submitted manuscript, and are responsible for the accuracy of the text as presented.


Papers intended for publication in SPANISH JOURNAL OF PALAEONTOLOGY must be submitted electronically through the Sociedad Española de Paleontología web site: http://www.sepaleontologia.es/revista/index.html. Authors must submit their article online (after registering, logging-in, and submitting) by uploading a single PDF file, including the text, figures and tables.


All manuscripts, regardless the type, must be presented in A4 single-column format, entirely double spaced. The number of pages should be indicated in the lower right corner of the page. Please number lines continuously. The text must be written in 12-point Times New Roman script. Scientific names of genera and species should be written in italics. Structure of the manuscript Organize your manuscript according to the following structure: Title, Authors’ names and addresses, Abstract, Keywords, Resumen, Palabras Clave, Main Text, Acknowledgements, References, Tables, Table and Figure captions, and Figures.