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 29.3 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 10.9 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2022).
  • 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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Topic in Atmosphere, Geosciences, Quaternary, Remote Sensing, Water
Cryosphere: Changes, Impacts and Adaptation Topic Editors: Anshuman Bhardwaj, Lydia Sam, Saeideh Gharehchahi
Deadline: 30 June 2023
Topic in Diversity, Geosciences, Life, Quaternary, Animals, Fishes, Minerals, Heritage
Unanswered Questions in Palaeontology Topic Editors: Eric Buffetaut, Julien Claude
Deadline: 15 November 2023
Topic in Heritage, Minerals, Quaternary, Geosciences, Land
New Advances in Paleolithic Sites and Early Human Settlement Topic Editors: John W. Olsen, Xuefeng Sun, Dongju Zhang, Junyi Ge
Deadline: 31 May 2024
Special Issue in Quaternary
Paleoecology, Evolution, Biogeography and Systematics of Quaternary Ground Sloths Guest Editors: H. Gregory McDonald, Joaquín Arroyo-Cabrales
Deadline: 30 June 2023
Special Issue in Quaternary
Interdisciplinary Research into Cultural and Biological Transformations in the Paleolithic Period Guest Editor: Ran Barkai
Deadline: 31 July 2023
Special Issue in Quaternary
Past Practice and Future Prospects in Coastal Environmental Reconstructions Guest Editor: Gemma Aiello
Deadline: 31 August 2023
Special Issue in Quaternary
Quaternary Environmental Change and Fluvial History Guest Editor: Lucyna Wachecka-Kotkowska
Deadline: 30 September 2023
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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