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, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: Indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI - Web of Science).
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 17 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 13.8 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2020).
  • 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 Issue in Quaternary
The Human Footprint on Islands - The Ecological Impact of Discovery and Colonization Guest Editors: Sandra Nogué, Erik De Boer, Lea De Nascimento, Jamie Wood
Deadline: 30 September 2020
Special Issue in Quaternary
Advances in Quaternary Studies: The Contribution of Mammalian Fossil Record II Guest Editor: Maria Rita Palombo
Deadline: 30 November 2020
Special Issue in Quaternary
Lake Sediments: An Invaluable Archive of Earth Critical Zone Trajectories Guest Editors: Jean-Philippe Jenny, Fabien Arnaud, Pierre Sabatier, Charline Giguet-Covex
Deadline: 15 December 2020
Special Issue in Quaternary
The Quaternary: A Time of Biological Diversification or Impoverishment Guest Editors: Andrew V. Z. Brower, Rosane G. Collevatti, Camila C. Ribas
Deadline: 31 December 2020
Topical Collection in Quaternary
Palaeoinsights Collection Editor: Valentí Rull
Topical Collection in Quaternary
Milankovitch Reviews Collection Editor: Valentí Rull
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