Quaternary is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal that covers all aspects within quaternary science, embracing the whole range of scientific fields related to geological, geographical, biological, physical, chemical, environmental and human sciences. The journal 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 within ScopusESCI (Web of Science), GeoRef, and other databases.
  • Journal Rank: CiteScore - Q2 (Earth-Surface Processes)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 26.9 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 10.2 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2023).
  • 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.
Impact Factor: 2.3 (2022); 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.4 (2022)
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Topic in Energies, Geosciences, Minerals, Quaternary
Petroleum Geology and Geochemistry of Sedimentary Basins Topic Editors: Daniel Rodrigues do Nascimento Junior, Ana Clara Braga de Souza, Thomas Gentzis
Deadline: 31 May 2024
Topic in Geosciences, Life, Minerals, Quaternary
Palaeogeographic and Palaeoclimatic Changes Recorded by Microfossils Topic Editors: Marta Bąk, Dangpeng Xi, Erik Wolfgring
Deadline: 30 June 2024
Special Issue in Quaternary
Palynology for Sustainability: A Classical and Versatile Tool for New Challenges Guest Editors: Assunta Florenzano, Eleonora Clò, Gabriel Servera-Vives, Anna Mercuri
Deadline: 30 November 2023
Special Issue in Quaternary
Human-Environmental Interactions: Everyday Stories in the Anthropocene Guest Editors: Sebastiano Ettore Spoto, Sabatino Ciarcia, Francesco Crea, Sebastiano D’Amico, Rosanna Maniscalco, Ádám Nádudvari, Roberta Somma, Udo Zimmermann
Deadline: 31 December 2023
Special Issue in Quaternary
Quaternary Mammals: State of the Art and New Discoveries Guest Editor: Luca Pandolfi
Deadline: 26 January 2024
Special Issue in Quaternary
Fluvial Archives: Drainage Hydrology, Sedimentological and Geomorphological Processes and Environmental Change Guest Editors: Xianyan Wang, Jef Vandenberghe, Ping Wang, David Bridgland
Deadline: 29 February 2024
Topical Collection in Quaternary
Palaeoinsights Collection Editor: Jef Vandenberghe
Topical Collection in Quaternary
Milankovitch Reviews Collection Editor: Jef Vandenberghe
Topical Collection in Quaternary
Exclusive Collection: Papers from the Editorial Board Members (EBMs) of Quaternary Collection Editor: Valentí Rull
Topical Collection in Quaternary
Feature Papers in Quaternary Research Collection Editors: Jef Vandenberghe, Valentí Rull
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