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Fossil Record A palaeontological open-access journal of the Museum für Naturkunde
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Article processing charges (APCs)

Fossil Record is committed to the open-access model of publishing. This ensures free web access to the results of research and maximum visibility for published papers. However, it requires the author or a supporting institution to pay the costs of the review process, typesetting, web publication, and long-term archiving.

The publication of articles in Fossil Record is generously supported by funding from the Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin. Articles accepted for publication before the funds have been exhausted will be published at no cost to the authors. After the funds have been exhausted, authors may opt to either cover the article processing charges (APCs) according to the table below or wait until the beginning of the next year to publish their article. In general, authors may opt to cover the APCs, especially if these fees are supported by institutions or grants. This will free up publication fee waivers, helping the journal to publish additional valuable research.

Please note that the funds for this year have been exhausted! You are welcome to cover the APCs according to the table below or wait until next year.

These article processing charges (APCs) are categorized according to the submitted material and levied for the publication of the final journal paper.


Financial support

Price per page Description
Category 1 €55 net LaTeX submissions using the Copernicus Publications LaTeX Package
Category 2 €60 net Word submissions using the Copernicus Publications Word Template
English language copy-editing is included in the article processing charges.

What is included in the article processing charges?

  • all online tools for authors and reviewers;
  • professional processing of figures;
  • typesetting, editing, and formatting in PDFLaTeX;
  • English language copy-editing;
  • immediate open-access publication of each article;
  • article alert service;
  • indexing in international scientific databases and reference services;
  • long-term e-archiving via Portico and CLOCKSS as well as printed archiving via copyright libraries worldwide.
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