Fossil Record is the palaeontological journal of the Museum für Naturkunde. This journal was founded in 1998 under the name Mitteilungen aus dem Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin, Geowissenschaftliche Reihe and appears with two issues each year. Fossil Record publishes original papers in all areas of palaeontology including the taxonomy and systematics of fossil organisms, biostratigraphy, palaeoecology, and evolution. All taxonomic groups are treated, including invertebrates, microfossils, plants and vertebrates. Fossil Record emphasizes specimen-based research and particularly encourages publication of studies based on fossil material in collections housed in Berlin. In addition to the regularly published issues, larger single topic contributions such as doctoral theses can be printed.

This journal has been selected for coverage in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) and Web of Science (WoS) beginning with volume 11 (1) 2008.

Fossil Record seeks to appeal to an international audience. Large format, high quality illustrations and with an option for publishing monographs, this journal is open to all authors worldwide. Manuscripts should be written in English and all manuscripts are subject to at least two peer-reviews.

Print ISSN: 1435-1943
Online ISSN: 1860-1014