Aims and Scope

The BSPI welcomes original articles dealing with all fields of paleontology, with special reference to systematics, paleoecology, biostratigraphy and paleoichnology. All taxonomic groups are treated. Review articles are welcome, and may be solicited occasionally. Special issues devoted to a single topic may be considered.

All submitted manuscripts are subject to initial appraisal by the Editor and, if found suitable for further consideration, to peer review by anonymous expert referees. Manuscripts bearing only a local interest will not be accepted.

Authors are encouraged to add supplemental material in form of colour figures, original datasets and/or computer program source code. Supplemental material and colour figures will appear only on the electronic edition. Publishing on BSPI is completely free.

The BSPI offers:

  • Online-First: rapid online visibility after acceptance
  • No page limit: large amount of space to publish extensive papers
  • Supplemental material: original datasets, short videos or sounds can be published online

Impact Factor 2021: 1.595

Five-year Impact Factor: 1.804

Graphical evolution of the covers of the Bollettino della Società Paleontologica Italiana (BSPI) from 1960 until today.