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 before 1 July 2019.
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 38.4 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 7.5 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half 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
Annually Laminated Lake Sediments Guest Editors: Bernd Zolitschka, Wojciech Tylmann
Deadline: 15 May 2019
Special Issue in Quaternary
Feature Papers in Quaternary Guest Editor: Valentí Rull
Deadline: 31 May 2019
Special Issue in Quaternary
Peatlands: Outstanding Witnesses of the Environmental Evolution of Southern Europe Guest Editors: Xabier Pontevedra Pombal, José Antonio López Sáez, Eduardo García-Rodeja Gayoso
Deadline: 30 June 2019
Special Issue in Quaternary
What if the ‘Anthropocene’ is Not Formalized as a New Geological Epoch? Guest Editor: Valentí Rull
Deadline: 31 July 2019

Topical Collections

Topical Collection in Quaternary
Palaeoinsights Collection Editor: Valentí Rull
Topical Collection in Quaternary
Milankovitch Reviews Collection Editor: Valentí Rull

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