The journal focuses on all aspects of the Quaternary. This scope is intentionally broad, and covers a range of specialisms such as geomorphology, palaeoclimatology, palaeobotany, palynology, palaeontology, zooarchaeology, geoarchaeology, biological anthropology and Palaeolithic archaeology.
The Open Quaternary site has received around 196,000 page views since its launch in March 2015, with the most accessed publication currently having been viewed/downloaded over 12,000 times. All publications are widely indexed for enhanced dissemination and findability. Average submission to publication times are currently around 140 days.
Open Quaternary was founded with the goal of making Quaternary Science more open, inclusive and diverse. We recognise that academia does not exist separately from the societal frameworks and institutions that have perpetuate injustice, and that we have a responsibility to underrepresented groups. We therefore wish to emphasise that Open Quaternary does, and will always, warmly welcome submissions from BIPOC, women and non-anglophone authors.
Posted on 22 Nov 2022
Open Quaternary stands in solidarity with those who are currently fighting for justice and reform around the world. We recognise that academia does not exist separately from the societal frameworks and institutions that have perpetuated these racial injustices.Academic research, the institutions that support it, and its publication outlets must strive to reflect and perpetuate the positive changes these protests are working towards. Making Quaternary Science more open, inclusive and diverse was one of the founding principles of Open Quaternary. We will therefore continue to strive to improve the diversity of our Editorial Board, and we wish to emphasise that Open Quaternary does, and will always, warmly welcome submissions from BIPOC authors.
Posted on 15 Jun 2020
We're very happy to announce that Open Quaternary has been accepted into three of the specialist collections within Clarivate Analytics' Web of Science database. All of our published content will now appear in:
As well as helping to make each article more visible, this acceptance confirms the high-quality content that the journal has been producing. As always, we would like to thank our authors, reviewers and editors for all of their efforts in helping Open Quaternary to succeed.
Posted on 26 Jul 2019