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 3.8 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
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
Special Issue in Quaternary
Mediterranean Palaeoecology and Palaeoclimatology Guest Editors: William Fletcher, María Fernanda Sánchez Goñi
Deadline: 31 January 2019
Special Issue in Quaternary
The Human Footprint on Islands - The Ecological Impact of Discovery and Colonization Guest Editors: Erik de Boer, Lea de Nascimento, Jamie Wood, Sandra Nogué
Deadline: 28 February 2019
Special Issue in Quaternary
Annually Laminated Lake Sediments Guest Editors: Bernd Zolitschka, Wojciech Tylmann
Deadline: 31 March 2019

Topical Collections

Topical Collection in Quaternary
Palaeoinsights Collection Editor: Valentí Rull

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