Vertebrata PalAsiatica, a quarterly founded in 1957, is sponsored by the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP), Chinese Academy of Sciences, and published by the Science Press, Beijing.
The journal was initially published only in English, but came to be published mainly in Chinese after 1961, usually with English abstracts/summaries. Its publication was halted from 1967 to 1972, and was resumed in 1973. Nowdays, most papers have been published in English.
Vertebrata PalAsiatica is a well-known, and internationally distributed, professional vertebrate paleontology journal in Asia. The journal was awarded as one of the highest international impact academic journals of China on December 26, 2012. Among all the 175 journals, which involving 87 journals cited by SCI, Vertebrata PalAsiatica ranked 74. Meanwhile, its ISI ranking was 59, which is higher than that of half of all the Chinese journals cited by SCI.
The journal is accessable to all interested readers and particularly welcome by researchers, teachers, and students in the fields of paleontology, biology, geology, anthropology, and archaeology. All published articles can be found at http://english.ivpp.cas.cn/sp/PalAsiatica/vp_list/.
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