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 now looking for submissions for the 2017 volume. The broad scope of the journal covers a range of specialisms such as paleoecology, paleolimnology, geomorphology, palaeoclimatology, palaeobotany, palynology, vertebrate and invertebrate palaeontology, zooarchaeology, geoarchaeology, biological anthropology and Palaeolithic archaeology.
We are also inviting proposed special issues and guest editors to publish a themed collection of articles in the second half of 2017. Should you have a suggested theme, conference proceedings, or existing collection of research output then please get in touch and we can discuss the options available. Themes can have a wide or narrow focus, so long as they fit with the scope of the journal.
Open Quaternary publishes articles as soon as they are ready, thus ensuring authors do not experience unnecessary delay to their publication. All submissions are subjected to double blind peer-review, which has been shown to decrease gender bias in publication. The journal is published 100% open access, and has received over 48,700 page views since its launch.
We accept online 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 12 Oct 2016
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