Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology Journal Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: International Conference on Palynology, Elsevier

Journal description

The Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology is an international journal for articles in all fields of palaeobotany and palynology dealing with all groups, ranging from marine palynomorphs to higher land plants. Original contributions and comprehensive review papers should appeal to an international audience. Typical topics include but are not restricted to systematics, evolution, palaeobiology, palaeoecology, biostratigraphy, biochronology, palaeoclimatology, paleogeography, taphonomy, palaeoenvironmental reconstructions, vegetation history, and practical applications of palaeobotany and palynology, e.g. in coal and petroleum geology and archaeology. The journal especially encourages the publication of articles in which palaeobotany and palynology are applied for solving fundamental geological and biological problems as well as innovative and interdisciplinary

Current impact factor: 1.94

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 1.94
2013 Impact Factor 1.656
2012 Impact Factor 1.933
2011 Impact Factor 1.644
2010 Impact Factor 1.985
2009 Impact Factor 2.145
2008 Impact Factor 1.325
2007 Impact Factor 1.226
2006 Impact Factor 1.17
2005 Impact Factor 1.074
2004 Impact Factor 0.886
2003 Impact Factor 0.935
2002 Impact Factor 0.867
2001 Impact Factor 0.976
2000 Impact Factor 1.008
1999 Impact Factor 0.667
1998 Impact Factor 0.78
1997 Impact Factor 0.623
1996 Impact Factor 0.621
1995 Impact Factor 0.546
1994 Impact Factor 0.51
1993 Impact Factor 0.463
1992 Impact Factor 0.4

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 2.16
Cited half-life >10.0
Immediacy index 0.62
Eigenfactor 0.01
Article influence 0.62
Website Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology website
Other titles Review of palaeobotany and palynology, Review of palaeobotany & palynology
ISSN 0034-6667
OCLC 1606995
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

Publisher details


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    • Publisher last reviewed on 03/06/2015
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Twenty four surface samples were collected for palynological analysis from different environments in the Cerrado biome, which extends over a vast area in Central Brazil. These samples were used to investigate the relationship between vegetation and pollen spectra in the Cerrado and, thereby, contribute to a more precise interpretation of fossil pollen records from this region, particularly those collected on palm swamps. Pollen grains from the phytophysiognomy that surrounds the palm swamp generally occur in low percentages in surface samples, whereas local plants are very abundant in the pollen spectra. Although local taxa tend to predominate, two aspects of the landscape may be reconstructed from the pollen spectra using numerical methods: the local environment of the deposition site and the surrounding regional vegetation. Using PCA and dissimilarity coefficient analysis, a group of seventeen taxa and a group of fourteen arboreal taxa are proposed as those that provide improved results when investigating the local environment and regional vegetation, respectively. Because herbaceous taxa are very abundant in the palm swamps, an analysis of the content of arboreal taxa in the pollen spectra is more appropriate for reconstructing the openness of the regional vegetation.
    Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 12/2015; 223:71-86. DOI:10.1016/j.revpalbo.2015.09.002

  • Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 11/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.revpalbo.2015.10.004

  • Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 11/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.revpalbo.2015.10.006

  • Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 11/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.revpalbo.2015.10.009

  • Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 11/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.revpalbo.2015.10.007
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    ABSTRACT: Upland peatlands in the UK are important sources of palaeoenvironmental information, providing context to human land use in upland areas. Land management practices, particularly over the last 150 years have resulted in damage to the integrity of this palaeoenvironmental record. This study focuses on the effects of drainage on the condition of pollen remains within upland peat deposits using a case study from Exmoor, southwest England. Water-table monitoring and coring across three mires enabled the effects of water-table draw-down on the condition of pollen remains within the peat matrix to be assessed. Our results show that peatland drainage, which has taken place over the last 60–150 years, caused significant localised water-table draw-down. A detailed pollen condition survey across seven coring sites demonstrates that pollen within the peat is damaged as a consequence. However, pollen is rarely so damaged that counted pollen assemblages are unreliable. Correspondence between pollen condition and past climate shifts and periods of enhanced human activity, suggests that recent damage to pollen caused by peatland drainage is superimposed on damage caused by other factors throughout the period of peat accumulation.
    Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 10/2015; 221. DOI:10.1016/j.revpalbo.2015.05.009
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    ABSTRACT: In order to examine pollen deterioration in mangrove sediments, surface sediment samples were collected from 4 different mangrove communities, placed in nylon gauze bags, and then buried back into their own vegetation in October 2010. At periods of 2, 4, and 6 months after burial, sediment bags were retrieved and examined. At each recovery, palynomorph percentages and concentrations were calculated as a means to investigate degradation rates of deposited palynomorphs and some physical factors affecting their preservation. It was found that although mangrove sediments are assumed to represent perfect depositional environments for the preservation of mangrove pollen due to the anoxic conditions, a high potential for loss of pollen was observed. Palynomorphs decayed more rapidly in the Ceriops tagal – Bruguiera spp. community, whereas this process seems to proceed at a slower rate in the Rhizophora apiculata – Bruguiera spp. community, possibly controlled by differences in sediment pH, salinity, grain size, and organic matter. The good pollen preservation of Rhizophora apiculata and Sonneratia alba in their own plant communites allow them to act as useful indicators of the forest communities in which they are dominant. On the other hand, quantitative compositional reliabilities of pollen from Avicennia alba, Bruguiera spp., and Ceriops tagal, tended to weaken by their progressive deterioration and poor preservation. However, a long term-experiment is still necessary to achieve a more accurate estimation of biases from such important taphonomic factors.
    Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 10/2015; 221. DOI:10.1016/j.revpalbo.2015.06.004
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    ABSTRACT: Pollen productivity estimates (PPE) are used to quantitatively reconstruct variations in vegetation within a specific distance of the sampled pollen archive. Here, for the first time, PPEs from Siberia are presented. The study area (Khatanga region, Krasnoyarsk territory, Russia) is located in the Siberian Sub-arctic where Larix is the sole forest-line forming tree taxon. Pollen spectra from two different sedimentary environments, namely terrestrial mosses (n = 16) and lakes (n = 15, median radius ~ 100 m) and their surrounding vegetation were investigated to extract PPEs. Our results indicate some differences in pollen spectra between moss and lake pollen. Larix and Cyperaceae for example obtained higher representation in the lacustrine than in terrestrial moss samples. This highlights that in calibration studies, modern and fossil datasets should use archives of similar sedimentary origin. Results of an Extended R-Value model were applied to assess the relevant source area of pollen (RSAP) and to calculate the PPEs for both datasets. As expected, the RSAP of the moss samples was very small (about 10 m) compared to the lacustrine samples (about 25 km). Calculation of PPEs for the six most common taxa yielded generally similar results for both datasets. Relative to Poaceae (reference taxon, PPE = 1) Betula nana-type (PPEmoss: 1.8, PPElake: 1.8) and Alnus fruticosa-type (PPEmoss:6.4, PPElake:2.9) were overrepresented while Cyperaceae (PPEmoss:0.5, PPElake:0.1), Ericaceae (PPEmoss: 0.3, PPElake < 0.01), Salix (PPEmoss:0.03, PPElake < 00.1) and Larix (PPEmoss: < 0.01, PPElake:0.2) were under-represented in the pollen spectra compared to the vegetation in the RSAP. The estimation for the dominant tree in the region, Larix gmelinii, is the first published result for this species, but needs to be considered very preliminary. The inferred sequence from over- to under-representation is mostly consistent with results from Europe; however, the absolute values show some differences. Gathering vegetation data was limited by the remoteness of our study area and a lack of high-resolute satellite imagery and vegetation maps. Our estimate may serve as a first reference to strengthen future vegetation reconstructions in this climate-sensitive region.
    Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 10/2015; 221. DOI:10.1016/j.revpalbo.2015.06.008