About the Journal

ISSN: 1896-7876, E-ISSN 1731-3708 | Scopus (Cite Score 2022-2.7) | MNiSW: 40

Volumina Jurassica is a peer-reviewed international geological journal edited by the Polish Geological Institute – National Research Institute and the Faculty of Geology, University of Warsaw, and supported by the International Subcommission on Jurassic Stratigraphy (ISJS) of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), devoted to publication of original research papers on all aspects of the Jurassic System including its boundaries with the Triassic and Cretaceous. The editors of the journal are scientists who study the Jurassic System and are from both editorial institutions. The editorial advisory board represents an international assemblage of specialists who are well known experts in different fields of the Jurassic System, including those which closely concern the ISJS – thus ensuring a close relationship between the editorial policy of the journal and the activities of that international organization. The journal is intended to be an international forum for the exchange of information on the Jurassic System all over the World.

The history of the journal began in 2003 when it was originally established under the name Tomy Jurajskie, changed afterwards (since 2006) into Volumina Jurassica, and edited at that time by the Faculty of Geology, University of Warsaw. Since 2010 the journal has been edited by both institutions, and has established a close relationship with the Subcommission on Jurassic Stratigraphy of IUGS.

Volumina Jurassica publishes both original research articles and reviews – special papers presenting a comprehensive analysis of material previously published. As well as these peer reviewed contributions, Volumina Jurassica publishes short notes detailing the progress in the activities of the working groups of ISJS, especially relating to recognition of the GSSP-s of the stages, discussions, book-reviews, reports and other short notes. These appear in the part of the journal called “News and Reviews” – which although indexed in the volume and revised and corrected (if necessary) by editors, are not peer reviewed.

Volumina Jurassica is published once or twice a year. It is thus a yearly publication, edited in one or two parts per year, depending of the number of manuscripts submitted. The language of the journal is English. The journal provides immediate open access to its content. It is published in a printed version and on-line. The on-line version (since 2011) is original. Volumina Jurassica is abstracted and indexed in: Scopus, BazTech, BIOSIS previews, Index Copernicus, Zoological Record, Biological Abstracts, Biosis Previews and Geological Bibliography of Poland.


Special issue 2024

We are pleased to announce the forthcoming 2024 special issue of the Volumina Jurassica journal (edited by J. Grabowski and S. P. Hesselbo), which is devoted to the memory of prof. Grzegorz Pieńkowski, who passed away in April 2023.

Prof. Grzegorz Pieńkowski was an internationally recognized geologist and an authority in studies of epicontinental Lower Jurassic deposits of central and NW Europe. His wide-ranging scientific interest included sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy, chemostratigraphy, palaeoclimatology, ecology of the trace fossils and popularization of geotourism. He participated in several domestic and international projects, including the IGCP project entitled “Marine and non-marine global correlation and major geological events”. The main field of his research, in the last few years, was international cooperation within the Early Jurassic Earth System and Timescale (JET) project based on study of Lower Jurassic cores from the United Kingdom. The last but unfinished study of Grzegorz Pieńkowski was devoted to newly-discovered dinosaur foot tracks from Borkowice near Przysucha in central Poland. He published nearly 200 research papers and was, until the last moment, an employee of the Polish Geological Institute–National Research Institute.

We invite all the scientists involved in studies of the Jurassic System (especially the Lower Jurassic) to submit manuscripts of research papers on this subject to the special issue of Volumina Jurassica journal. The authors are requested to follow the instructions provided in the authors guidelines (see: https://vjs.pgi.gov.pl/about/submissions). The deadline for submitting manuscripts for the special issue is 15 July 2024. All the manuscript shall be evaluated according to the standard editorial procedure including reviewing by two independent reviewers, and final decision-making by the responsible editor. See the author guidelines for details of the required preparation of manuscripts.


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