Precambrian Research

Precambrian Research - ISSN 0301-9268
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.533 Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP):
SNIP measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field.
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 2.497 SCImago Journal Rank (SJR):
SJR is a prestige metric based on the idea that not all citations are the same. SJR uses a similar algorithm as the Google page rank; it provides a quantitative and a qualitative measure of the journal’s impact.
Impact Factor: 4.427 (2019) Impact Factor:
The Impact Factor measures the average number of citations received in a particular year by papers published in the journal during the two preceding years.
© 2017 Journal Citation Reports ® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
5 Year Impact Factor: 5.088 (2019) Five-Year Impact Factor:
To calculate the five year Impact Factor, citations are counted in 2016 to the previous five years and divided by the source items published in the previous five years.
© 2017 Journal Citation Reports ® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
Volumes: Volume 16
Issues: 16 issues
ISSN: 03019268

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Precambrian Research publishes studies on all aspects of the early stages of the composition, structure and evolution of the Earth and its planetary neighbours. With a focus on process-oriented and comparative studies, it covers, but is not restricted to, subjects such as:

(1) Chemical, biological, biochemical and cosmochemical evolution; the origin of life; the evolution of the oceans and atmosphere; the early fossil record; palaeobiology;

(2) Geochronology and isotope and elemental geochemistry;

(3) Precambrian mineral deposits;

(4) Geophysical aspects of the early Earth and Precambrian terrains;

(5) Nature, formation and evolution of the Precambrian lithosphere and mantle including magmatic, depositional, metamorphic and tectonic processes.

In addition, the editors particularly welcome integrated process-oriented studies that involve a combination of the above fields and comparative studies that demonstrate the effect of Precambrian evolution on Phanerozoic earth system processes.

Regional and localised studies of Precambrian phenomena are considered appropriate only when the detail and quality allow illustration of a wider process, or when significant gaps in basic knowledge of a particular area can be filled.

Fairness and impartiality. The professional journal of Precambrian Research expects all communications by authors, editors, and reviewers to be of a high professional standard. All communications (including manuscripts and reviews) will be written and assessed based on objective criteria, without bias, prejudice, or preferential treatment. Race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, gender identity, and sexual orientation are irrelevant to the review of scientific data and scientific publishing. Scientific criticism must be expressed in a constructive and collegial manor - unprofessional language (insults, degrading terminology, etc.) is unacceptable and cannot be used.