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Content Licence

The following applies to all Palaeontologia africana publications.

All articles in Palaeontologia africana are published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License (CC BY4.0). This license permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. 

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Author Copyright Policy

Starting with volume 50 in 2016, all authors retain copyright to their original work that is published in the journal.


Nomenclatural acts published in Palaeontologia africana must be prepared in accordance with the guidelines of the appropriate taxonomic association (e.g., ICZN), and if possible registered in an appropriate online database. Currently, we register new nomenclatural acts for authors of zoological manuscripts at Zoobank.