About the Journal
Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology is the official journal of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists (AAP). Four issues are published per year, as of 2007, and contain peer-reviewed palaeontological articles for an international audience. It has an Impact Factor of 1.395 as of 2021.

Alcheringa publishes articles on aspects of palaeontology and its ramifications into the earth and biological sciences, including taxonomy, biostratigraphy, micropalaeontology, vertebrate palaeontology, palaeobotany, palynology, palaeobiology, palaeoanatomy, palaeoecology, biostratinomy, biogeography, chronobiology, biogeochemistry, and palichnology. Review articles are welcome, and may be solicited from time to time. Thematic issues are also possible. Emphasis is placed on high quality and informative illustration, in both line drawings and photographs. Papers of general significance may receive preference over those of more local interest.

Alcheringa is available in full-text in developing nations through a range of special online arrangements, courtesy of our publisher Taylor & Francis.
·  GSA Members receive Alcheringa as either hard copy and online, or online only.
·  Full digital access is via password for financial Members only.

To access Alcheringa, new and existing members need to click 'Sign In' at the top of the GSA website and enter their sign in credentials. Once, signed in, they must click on their name at the top of the page to access their online membership profile page. This page includes a tab called 'My Journals'. By clicking on this tab, members will be provided a link to access Alcheringa online.

Alcheringa is also available for subscription for non-GSA members. Click here to subscribe

Submitting to Alcheringa

Instructions for submitting a manuscript to Alcheringa for publicationcan be accessed here on the Taylor & Francis website. 

Online submission of manuscripts can be accessed here.

A full list of issues for Alcheringa can be accessed here.

Abstract and Indexing
Alcheringa is abstracted and indexed in: Biological Abstracts; BIOSIS Previews; Current Contents/Physical; EBSCOhost; GEOBASE; GeoRef; Petroleum Abstracts; Science Citation Index; SCOPUS; Speleological Abstracts; Swets Information Services; Zoological Record.


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Museum of Evolution
Uppsala University
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Chief Editor 
Dr Ben Kear
Museum of Evolution
Uppsala University

Associate Editor 
Dr Diego C. García-Bellido
Dept of Biological Sciences
University of Adelaide

Honorary Editor 
Prof Steve McLoughlin
Dept of Palaeobiology
Swedish Museum of Natural History

Editorial Board
Dr Aaron Hunter
Curtin University

Dr Sarah Martin
WA Geological Survey

Dr Chris Mays
Monash University

Dr Pat Vickers-Rich
Deakin University

Prof Jonathan Aitchison
University of Sydney

Dr A Beu
GNS Science, Lower Hutt, NZ

Dr A Channing
Cardiff University

Dr J Crampton
GNS Science, Lower Hutt, NZ

Dr C Foster
Geoscience Australia

Dr S Hand
University of NSW

Dr MA Pagani
CONICET-Museo Paleont "Egidio Feruglio" (MEF)

Prof J Paterson
University of New England

Dr I Percival
Geological Survey of New South Wales

Dr R Perembo
University of Papua New Guinea

Dr G Price
The University of Queensland

Dr C Reid
University of Canterbury

Prof G Shi
Deakin University

Prof V Vajda
Swedish Museum of Natural History

Dr S Wedmann
Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, Forschungsstation Grube Messel

Dr A Yates
Museum of Central Australia

Dr G Young
Australian National University

Prof R Zhan
Chinese Academy of Science