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.
The recent publication on hyena fossils from the artic (Tseng et al. 2019) has been covered in great detail on mainstream press coverage. To list a few:
Read the full publication at http://doi.org/10.5334/oq.64
Posted on 19 Jun 2019
We're very happy to announce that Open Quaternary is now indexed in Scopus, with a CiteScore of 2.0. This puts the journal in the 95th and 94th percentile for Archaeology and Anthropology journals, respectively.
Posted on 18 Jun 2019
After the success of the 2018 photo competition, we're happy to announce that this year's competition is now open for submissions.
We would love it if you could send us photos from your summer fieldwork, labwork, or research project. Photos can be informative, attractive, funny etc (or a combination of them all), so long as they relate in some way to the subject area of the journal. We want to know what our readers, authors & reviewers are up to this year.
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.
We will announce the overall winner of the competition in October. Finalists will be selected by the editorial team, which will then go to a public vote to find the winner. 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. View last year's winner at https://www.openquaternary.com/about/photo-comp/.
The competition is now open, with submissions considered until 1st October 2019.
Posted on 30 May 2019