About the Journal
Bulletin of the International Association for Paleodontology is an interdisciplinary open access online journal inviting and welcoming contributions from anthropology, bioarchaeology, paleodontology and related fields.
The journal publishes papers and develops discussions on a wide range of research problems, e.g. methodo-logy and methods of bioarchaeological, and anthropological research, including field and laboratory study techniques; information technologies; bioarchaeological reconstruction; human evolution; etc.
The journal also publishes results of field investigations conducted by bioarchaeologists, anthropologists, osteologists, and announcements of symposia and professional meetings. It is the goal of this publication to provide authors with an international forum for the presentation of their materials and ideas.
Bulletin of the International Association for Paleodontology is published two times a year (spring and autumn).
Before submitting a manuscript, please read carefully our Instructions for authors, Review policy and Ethics policy.
ISSN: 1846-6273 (Online)
PUBLISHER: International Association for Paleodontology
FIRST YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2007
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINES AND SUBDISCIPLINES: Biomedicine and Healthcare; Dental Medicine; Humanistic Sciences; Archeology; Ethnology and Anthropology
Bulletin of the International Association for Paleodontology features eight types of articles:
• original scientific papers
• case reports
• letters to the editor
• book reviews
• meetings reports
• preliminary communications
Bulletin of the International Association for Paleodontology is primarily a scientific journal, but submissions from scholars and students in this field are also encouraged.
PEER REVIEW POLICY
Referees play a vital role in maintaining the high standards of the Bulletin of the International Associ-ation for Paleodontology and all manuscripts are peer reviewed following the procedure outlined below.
Our review policy is based on the highest international standards and is constantly improved.
Journal management of the Bulletin of the International Association for Paleodontology is performed by Open Journal Systems (OJS) at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/ojs/index.php/paleodontology/about.
Initial manuscript evaluation
Initial manuscript evaluation is performed by editor in chief. Editor in chief first evaluates all submitted manuscripts. At this stage manu-scripts can be rejected or forwarded to reviewers. Manuscripts rejected at this stage are outside the aims and scope of the journal, insufficiently original or have serious scientific flaws. Manuscripts that meet the minimum criteria are normally passed on to two experts for review.
How the referee is selected?
Referees are matched to the paper according to their expertise. Bulletin of the International Association for Paleodon-tology has an own referee database which is constantly being updated.
Type of Peer Review
Bulletin of the International Association for Paleodontology employs an open review process: identities of both author and reviewer are disclosed.
Duties of Reviewers
Referees are asked to evaluate each section of the manuscript using OJS journal management system and online review form. Review form is shown on the next page.
Language correction is not part of the peer review process, but referees may, if so wish, suggest corrections to the manuscript. Authors are responsible for language correctness.
How long does the review process take?
The time required for the review process is dependent on the response of the referees. Referees are asked to finish their reviews within 3 weeks.
After first round of reviews a manuscript can be:
• accepted with sugges-tions for revision,
• accepted only if adequate-ly revised and re-reviewed
At least two reviewers should recommend acceptance of the manuscript for further pro-cessing. If one reviewer rec-ommends rejection and the second acceptance, the manu-script will be sent to the third reviewer. The Editors’ decision will be sent to the author with recommenda-tions made by the referees. Revised manuscripts might be returned to the initial referees who may then re-quest another revision of a manuscript.