The Journal of Cephalopod Palaeontology (JCP) is now offically launched; it is specially devoted to fossil cephalopods, with a specialized dedicated editorial team.
JCP is an international open access peer-reviewed online journal (using DOI) publishing original research articles with no restriction on geological time or palaeogeographic origin, as far as they are focused on fossil cephalopods, even as a model for theoretical issues. The Journal meets the requirements of the current version of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN, Art. 8).
Its scope includes e.g. evolution, phylogenetics, systematic studies, stratigraphy, palaeobiogeography, palaeoecology, taxonomy, taphonomy, nomenclatural acts, heritage, field data, research methods. Taxonomy based on or inspired by a population approach (taking into account intraspecific variability and evolutionary patterns and processes) is especially welcome.
Submitted works can be discussions of broad interest, monographs, or more local descriptive research.
The articles are deposited in open online archives, without any embargo period, where they will be permanently and openly accessible. JCP is distributed under a Creative Commons BY licence, which means that all content is freely available without any charge to anyone, including the authors.
Authors can already submit their work using this web-site.