The Journal of Paleontological Sciences is but one in a series of steps to be taken by the Association of Applied Paleontological Sciences (AAPS), to educate professional and private collectors about the importance of responsible fossil collecting, preservation of important scientific information, and the proper procedures for doing so as described in the journal website.
We invite all forward-thinking individuals, regardless of their affiliation, to leave behind the old paradigm of intolerance and help forge a better future for paleontology. We are grateful to the many that already have.
Submissions for the following sections; Contributions, Trade Articles, Historical Articles, and Commentary will be gladly accepted and posted after peer review and inspection by the editorial staff.
Commercial paleontologists have made many contributions to the science since the late 1800s here in the United States and around the world. Collecting, storage and display techniques have advanced much since the days when Charles Sternberg and his sons collected in the western United States and Canada, but those involved in these commercial enterprises today are just as dedicated and continue to contribute to expanding knowledge of our ancient world.
If you are interested in helping us to expand the cooperation between academic and commercial paleontology please contact Peter Larson, Journal Chairman, at 605-574-4289.