Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia was founded in 1895. It publishes original papers dealing with all fields of paleontology and of stratigraphy, from Italy and the Mediterranean to the Tethys, as well across the globe from China to North America.

All papers are written in English and are reviewed by international experts.

RIPS does not have neither article processing charges (APCs), nor article submission charges.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Reviewer selection for each article submitted is up to the editors and takes into account reviewers' experience, competence, suggestions by authors or different editors, and a previous experience in reviewing papers for RIPS.

Every proposal submitted for publication is read at least by an editor, for an initial review. If the paper agrees with editorial policies and with a minimum quality level, is sent to two reviewers for evaluation. 

Reviewers may decide to remain anonymous.

The review process aims to provide authors with a competent opinion on their paper. A review should give authors suggestions, if needed, on how to improve their papers.

The peer-review process is managed with the OJS platform.

We are pleased to inform that RIPS is participating in the ReviewerCredit programme (https://www.reviewercredits.com).

Upon the completion of a review for a paper or an article, reviewers can claim redeemable credits and generate a Reviewer Index on ReviewerCredit website. The Index reflects the reviewers' activity, hence, their contribution for the advancement of science. The reviewers can showcase it in their resume or for grants request.


Publication Frequency

The Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia is published in three issues (one volume) each year.


Open Access Policy

RIPS is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives Licence 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

With this licence the authors can share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format.

The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.



Indexing and Abstracting

The journal is currently indexed and abstracted by:

  • AGI, American Geosciences Institute 
  • ISI, Institute for Scientific Information
  • Current Content
  • GeoRef 
  • Geological Abstract 
  • SciSearch