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Introductory text for Open Paleontology.
See the Aims and Scope for a complete coverage of the journal.
About This Journal
Open Paleontology (OPAL) publishes original, peer-reviewed research in all branches of paleontology, ranging from brief occurrence notes to comprehensive descriptive studies.
Diversity is important to Open Paleontology
Open Paleontology is committed to being a proactive leader for Openness, Inclusivity, and Equity in academic publishing. Scientific research benefits all human-kind, and we believe that all human-kind has a right to access that research. We strive to remove barriers at every phase of scientific research and publishing. In addition to removing financial barriers to scientific research in the form of APCs and paywalls, we are also dedicated to promoting inclusivity and equity in the paleo- and geosciences. We support the publication of scientific research across the world by all, irrespective of gender, gender identity, religious and ethnic background, LGBTQ community, geographic location, nationality, political view, socioeconomic status, disability, age, family structure, career level, education level, or career path.