Palynology Journal

Published on behalf of the AASP-The Palynological Society

Palynology was first published in 1977 and is now a well-established, international journal covering all aspects of the science of organic microfossils and their modern counterparts.

It accepts papers on both pre-Quaternary and Quaternary palynology and palaeobotany.

Articles across the entire range of palynomorph groups and geological ages are welcomed. Contributions on both the traditional aspects of the subject, and the more novel uses of palynology, are all actively encouraged. The journal accepts suitable manuscripts on, for example, actuopalynology, archaeological palynology, biostratigraphy, floral history, forensic palynology, melissopalynology and taxonomy.

Additionally, book reviews, review articles, papers on methodology and short monographs would all fall within the scope of this journal. The high quality of illustrative material has always been a characteristic of Palynology.


  • 2.344 (2020) Impact Factor
  • Q1 (2020) Impact Factor Best Quartile
  • 1.980 (2020) 5 year IF
  • 2.7 (2020) CiteScore (Scopus)
  • Q2 (2020) CiteScore Best Quartile
  • 1.079 (2020) SNIP
  • 0.595 (2020) SJR
  • 32 days avg. from submission to first decision
  • 37 days avg. from submission to first post-review decision
  • 46 days avg. from acceptance to online publication
  • 44% acceptance rate

(Last updated Mai 2022)

Submit & Get Published

Check out the guidelines for authors & submit your article to Palynology.

Read here on useful tips from our editor Jim Riding on how to get published in Palynology.

Peer Review Statement

Palynology is an international, peer-reviewed journal which publishes high quality, original research contributions to scientific knowledge. All manuscript submissions are subject to initial appraisal by the Managing Editor, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees. All peer review is single blind and submission is online via ScholarOne Manuscripts.