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Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category


John Wiley and Sons Inc.



Publication type



25724517, 25724525





How to publish in this journal


Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology (PALO) publishes papers dealing with records of past environments, biota and climate. Understanding of the Earth system as it was in the past requires the employment of a wide range of approaches including marine and lacustrine sedimentology and speleothems; ice sheet formation and flow; stable isotope, trace element, and organic geochemistry; paleontology and molecular paleontology; evolutionary processes; mineralization in organisms; understanding tree-ring formation; seismic stratigraphy; physical, chemical, and biological oceanography; geochemical, climate and earth system modeling, and many others. The scope of this journal is regional to global, rather than local, and includes studies of any geologic age (Precambrian to Quaternary, including modern analogs). Within this framework, papers on the following topics are to be included: chronology, stratigraphy (where relevant to correlation of paleoceanographic events), paleoreconstructions, paleoceanographic modeling, paleocirculation (deep, intermediate, and shallow), paleoclimatology (e.g., paleowinds and cryosphere history), global sediment and geochemical cycles, anoxia, sea level changes and effects, relations between biotic evolution and paleoceanography, biotic crises, paleobiology (e.g., ecology of “microfossils” used in paleoceanography), techniques and approaches in paleoceanographic inferences, and modern paleoceanographic analogs, and quantitative and integrative analysis of coupled ocean-atmosphere-biosphere processes. Paleoceanographic and Paleoclimate studies enable us to use the past in order to gain information on possible future climatic and biotic developments: the past is the key to the future, just as much and maybe more than the present is the key to the past. Join the conversation about this journal

The set of journals have been ranked according to their SJR and divided into four equal groups, four quartiles. Q1 (green) comprises the quarter of the journals with the highest values, Q2 (yellow) the second highest values, Q3 (orange) the third highest values and Q4 (red) the lowest values.

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The SJR is a size-independent prestige indicator that ranks journals by their 'average prestige per article'. It is based on the idea that 'all citations are not created equal'. SJR is a measure of scientific influence of journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from It measures the scientific influence of the average article in a journal, it expresses how central to the global scientific discussion an average article of the journal is.

Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

Citations per document

This indicator counts the number of citations received by documents from a journal and divides them by the total number of documents published in that journal. The chart shows the evolution of the average number of times documents published in a journal in the past two, three and four years have been cited in the current year. The two years line is equivalent to journal impact factor ™ (Thomson Reuters) metric.

Cites per documentYearValue
Cites / Doc. (4 years)19994.733
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20004.870
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20014.251
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20025.040
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20034.558
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20043.945
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20053.681
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20064.262
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20073.905
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20084.098
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.892
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20104.615
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20114.252
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.048
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.548
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.165
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.145
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.682
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.260
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.652
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.382
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20203.505
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19994.733
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20004.731
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20014.089
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20024.596
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20034.063
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20043.408
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20053.596
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20064.063
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20073.550
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.965
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20093.823
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20104.549
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20114.107
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.774
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.359
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.155
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.947
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.556
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.105
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.434
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.277
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20203.493
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19994.447
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20004.217
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20013.386
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20024.161
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20033.297
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20043.221
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20053.374
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20063.608
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20073.470
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.739
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.676
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.339
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.586
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.333
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.384
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.969
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.562
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.274
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.742
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.056
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.129
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20203.129
Total Cites 

Evolution of the total number of citations and journal's self-citations received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years.
Journal Self-citation is defined as the number of citation from a journal citing article to articles published by the same journal.

Self Cites1999152
Self Cites2000142
Self Cites200193
Self Cites2002118
Self Cites2003134
Self Cites2004173
Self Cites2005160
Self Cites2006161
Self Cites2007146
Self Cites2008160
Self Cites2009143
Self Cites2010151
Self Cites2011164
Self Cites2012105
Self Cites2013124
Self Cites2014130
Self Cites2015181
Self Cites2016172
Self Cites2017157
Self Cites2018127
Self Cites2019160
Self Cites2020152
Total Cites1999833
Total Cites2000913
Total Cites2001781
Total Cites2002864
Total Cites2003772
Total Cites2004777
Total Cites2005971
Total Cites20061101
Total Cites2007884
Total Cites2008912
Total Cites2009994
Total Cites20101110
Total Cites2011998
Total Cites2012868
Total Cites20131033
Total Cites2014910
Total Cites2015813
Total Cites2016850
Total Cites2017854
Total Cites2018958
Total Cites2019875
Total Cites20201041
External Cites per Doc 
Cites per Doc

Evolution of the number of total citation per document and external citation per document (i.e. journal self-citations removed) received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years. External citations are calculated by subtracting the number of self-citations from the total number of citations received by the journal’s documents.

External Cites per document19993.869
External Cites per document20004.016
External Cites per document20013.621
External Cites per document20024.011
External Cites per document20033.376
External Cites per document20042.661
External Cites per document20053.004
External Cites per document20063.494
External Cites per document20073.000
External Cites per document20083.372
External Cites per document20093.350
External Cites per document20104.013
External Cites per document20113.475
External Cites per document20123.346
External Cites per document20133.868
External Cites per document20143.562
External Cites per document20153.068
External Cites per document20162.849
External Cites per document20172.572
External Cites per document20183.033
External Cites per document20192.729
External Cites per document20203.034
Cites per document19994.733
Cites per document20004.731
Cites per document20014.089
Cites per document20024.596
Cites per document20034.063
Cites per document20043.408
Cites per document20053.596
Cites per document20064.063
Cites per document20073.550
Cites per document20083.965
Cites per document20093.823
Cites per document20104.549
Cites per document20114.107
Cites per document20123.774
Cites per document20134.359
Cites per document20144.155
Cites per document20153.947
Cites per document20163.556
Cites per document20173.105
Cites per document20183.434
Cites per document20193.277
Cites per document20203.493
% International Collaboration

International Collaboration accounts for the articles that have been produced by researchers from several countries. The chart shows the ratio of a journal's documents signed by researchers from more than one country; that is including more than one country address.

YearInternational Collaboration
Citable documents 
Non-citable documents

Not every article in a journal is considered primary research and therefore "citable", this chart shows the ratio of a journal's articles including substantial research (research articles, conference papers and reviews) in three year windows vs. those documents other than research articles, reviews and conference papers.

Non-citable documents19990
Non-citable documents20001
Non-citable documents20011
Non-citable documents20022
Non-citable documents20031
Non-citable documents20041
Non-citable documents20050
Non-citable documents20062
Non-citable documents20073
Non-citable documents20087
Non-citable documents20096
Non-citable documents20105
Non-citable documents20113
Non-citable documents20122
Non-citable documents20132
Non-citable documents20140
Non-citable documents20150
Non-citable documents20161
Non-citable documents20174
Non-citable documents20185
Non-citable documents20195
Non-citable documents20205
Citable documents1999176
Citable documents2000192
Citable documents2001190
Citable documents2002186
Citable documents2003189
Citable documents2004227
Citable documents2005270
Citable documents2006269
Citable documents2007246
Citable documents2008223
Citable documents2009254
Citable documents2010239
Citable documents2011240
Citable documents2012228
Citable documents2013235
Citable documents2014219
Citable documents2015206
Citable documents2016238
Citable documents2017271
Citable documents2018274
Citable documents2019262
Citable documents2020293
Cited documents 
Uncited documents

Ratio of a journal's items, grouped in three years windows, that have been cited at least once vs. those not cited during the following year.

Uncited documents19997
Uncited documents200015
Uncited documents200127
Uncited documents200215
Uncited documents200327
Uncited documents200439
Uncited documents200541
Uncited documents200629
Uncited documents200725
Uncited documents200832
Uncited documents200933
Uncited documents201015
Uncited documents201122
Uncited documents201229
Uncited documents201321
Uncited documents201419
Uncited documents201520
Uncited documents201635
Uncited documents201743
Uncited documents201839
Uncited documents201928
Uncited documents202034
Cited documents1999169
Cited documents2000178
Cited documents2001164
Cited documents2002173
Cited documents2003163
Cited documents2004189
Cited documents2005229
Cited documents2006242
Cited documents2007224
Cited documents2008198
Cited documents2009227
Cited documents2010229
Cited documents2011221
Cited documents2012201
Cited documents2013216
Cited documents2014200
Cited documents2015186
Cited documents2016204
Cited documents2017232
Cited documents2018240
Cited documents2019239
Cited documents2020264
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