Kentiana launches first issue with IOPN Journals

We are excited to announce that the new open access journal Kentiana has published its first number with IOPN Journals. Kentiana publishes paleontological research and is named in honor of Dr. Lois Kent (1912-1999), curator of paleontology at the Illinois State Geological Survey from 1956 to 1985. The journal covers the full range of paleontology, including, but not limited to, “taxonomy, systematics, phylogenetics, micropaleontology, paleoecology, taphonomy, and biostratigraphy.” Kentiana publishes numbered articles on a rolling basis.

Paleontology has a long and illustrious history at the University of Illinois, and it’s our hope that Kentiana will help us build on that legacy by disseminating the results of the world-class paleontological research still being carried out by U of I researchers and their collaborators today. – Dr. Sam Heads, Director of the Center for Paleontology at the Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Editor-in-Chief of Kentiana

Kentiana publishes paleontological research conducted at or in collaboration with units at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, including the Center for Paleontology, the Illinois Natural History and State Geological Surveys, the Department of Geology, and other related academic units. Articles that make significant use of the research collections at the Center for Paleontology will also be eligible for submission. Articles are published on a rolling basis throughout the year, and the first number is now available. Authors interested in submitting to the journal can learn more about Kentiana’s submissions guidelines at the journal website. The first article, by Sam W. Heads, Ben Thuy, and Jacob Tamarri, describes two new species of insects found in fossils in southern Luxembourg from the Lower Jurassic era.