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 60,000 page views since its launch in March 2015, with the most accessed publication currently having been viewed/downloaded over 11,000 times. All publications are widely indexed for enhanced dissemination and findability. Average submission to publication times are currently around 140 days.
Open Quaternary is looking for submissions for inclusion in our early 2019 volume. The broad scope of the journal covers all Quaternary science, including (but not exclusively) paleoecology, paleolimnology, geomorphology, palaeoclimatology, palaeobotany, palynology, vertebrate and invertebrate palaeontology, zooarchaeology, geoarchaeology, biological anthropology and Palaeolithic archaeology.
We also invite special collection proposals and guest editors to publish themed collections of articles in the second half of 2018. Should you have a suggested theme, conference proceedings, or existing collection of research output then please get in touch.
We welcome submissions via our journal website. See Author Guidelines for further information. Alternatively, please contact the journal editors at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Poster: Should you wish to help distribute our call for papers, it is available to download as a poster.
Posted on 26 Oct 2018
Open Quaternary ran a photo competition during the summer of 2018, asking for readers to send in photos from summer fieldwork/labwork/research projects. We received some lovely images (see our social media accounts for the full list), but we're happy to announce that the winner was Sujay Bandyopadhyay and his image from Sandy Point Bar, West Bengal, India.
Visit the competition page to view the image, along with more information on Sujay's project.
Posted on 09 Oct 2018
Open Quaternary are happy to announce a summer photo competition. We would love it if you could send us photos from your summer fieldwork/labwork/research project. Photos can be informative, funny, pretty etc etc, so long as they relate to the subject area of the journal.
To submit a photo, simply post your picture on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with @OpenQuaternary and #OQSummer included within the message. We will then share all the best pictures via our social media profiles.
Each month we will announce which image we think is best from the past 30 days. We will also announce the overall winners of the competition in October, where the winning images will be presented on the Open Quaternary journal site, along with a biography of the winner and the project that is being displayed. As well as providing great photos, we hope this will also give your own works a little additional coverage.
The competition is now open, with submissions considered until 1st October 2018.
Posted on 01 Jun 2018