Quaternary — Open Access Journal

Quaternary (ISSN 2571-550X) is an international peer-reviewed open-access journal that covers all aspects of Quaternary Science, embracing the whole range of scientific fields related to geological, geographical, biological, physical, chemical, environmental and human sciences. It publishes reviews, research articles, communications, technical notes and essays. There is no restriction on the length of the papers and we encourage authors to publish their results in as much detail as possible. It is published quarterly online by MDPI.
  • Open Access free for readers, free publication for well-prepared manuscripts submitted in 2018.
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 24 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.86 days (median values for papers published in the first six months of 2018).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.

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Special Issues

Special Issue in Quaternary
Changing Nature of Socio-Ecological Interactions in the Americas: From PalaeoAmerican Through to Present Day Guest Editors: Encarni Montoya, Bronwen S. Whitney
Deadline: 1 September 2018
Special Issue in Quaternary
Speleothem Records and Climate Guest Editors: Sandy Harrison, Laia Comas Bru
Deadline: 30 September 2018
Special Issue in Quaternary
Annually Laminated Lake Sediments Guest Editors: Bernd Zolitschka, Wojciech Tylmann
Deadline: 31 October 2018
Special Issue in Quaternary
Applying the Quaternary in Africa: The Role of the Past in Supporting the Future Guest Editors: Rob Marchant, Lindsey Gillson, Stephen M. Rucina
Deadline: 31 December 2018

Topical Collections

Topical Collection in Quaternary
Palaeoinsights Collection Editor: Valentí Rull

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