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: JCR - Q2 (Geosciences, Multidisciplinary) / CiteScore - Q2 (Earth-Surface Processes)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 29.2 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 12.8 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second 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 (2023); 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.2 (2023)
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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
Topic in GeoHazards, Geosciences, Quaternary, Remote Sensing
Geomorphological Processes of Continental Landscapes in Tectonically Active Areas Topic Editors: Stefano Pucci, Daniela Pantosti
Deadline: 31 December 2025
Special Issue in Quaternary
Interdisciplinary Research into Cultural and Biological Transformations in the Paleolithic Period Guest Editor: Ran Barkai
Deadline: 30 June 2024
Special Issue in Quaternary
Vegetation Response to the Hydro-Climatic Changes during the Late Quaternary Guest Editors: Md Firoze Quamar, Upasana S Banerji
Deadline: 24 September 2024
Special Issue in Quaternary
Paleoclimatic Changes Recorded by Loess–Paleosol Sequences in the Quaternary Guest Editors: Sandor Gulyas, Peter Almond
Deadline: 15 November 2024
Special Issue in Quaternary
Past Practice and Future Prospects in Coastal Environmental Reconstructions Guest Editor: Gemma Aiello
Deadline: 20 December 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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