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Chief editor: Christopher Lüthgens
eISSN: 2199-9090

E&G Quaternary Science Journal (EGQSJ) is an interdisciplinary open-access journal, which publishes peer-reviewed articles and express reports, as well as thesis abstracts related to Quaternary geology, paleo-environments, paleo-ecology, soil science, paleo-climatology, geomorphology, geochronology, archaeology, geoarchaeology, and now also encompassing methodological advances and aspects of the societal relevance of Quaternary research. EGQSJ is a non-profit, community-based effort: It is run by Quaternary scientists, financed by Quaternary scientists, and supporting Quaternary scientists, because any revenue generated is only used to support publications in the journal.

EGQSJ was established under the name "Eiszeitalter & Gegenwart" (i.e. "ice age and present" in German) in 1951 and has since then covered the broad range of Quaternary research. By linking insights from the past (i.e. the ice age) with the present, our publications provide an interdisciplinary understanding and knowledge that becomes even more important in the context of the current challenges of global climate change. Please take your chance to join us in shaping the future of the journal by considering EGQSJ as a reputable, worthwhile alternative for publication of scientific papers, innovative express reports, and thesis abstracts dealing with Quaternary research.

Recent articles
26 Jan 2023
Palaeoenvironmental research at Hawelti–Melazo (Tigray, northern Ethiopia) – insights from sedimentological and geomorphological analyses
Jacob Hardt, Nadav Nir, Christopher Lüthgens, Thomas M. Menn, and Brigitta Schütt
E&G Quaternary Sci. J., 72, 37–55, https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-72-37-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-72-37-2023, 2023
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20 Jan 2023
Comparison of overdeepened structures in formerly glaciated areas of the northern Alpine foreland and northern central Europe
Lukas Gegg and Frank Preusser
E&G Quaternary Sci. J., 72, 23–36, https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-72-23-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-72-23-2023, 2023
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20 Jan 2023
Multi-method study of the Middle Pleistocene loess–palaeosol sequence of Köndringen, SW Germany
Lea Schwahn, Tabea Schulze, Alexander Fülling, Christian Zeeden, Frank Preusser, and Tobias Sprafke
E&G Quaternary Sci. J., 72, 1–21, https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-72-1-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-72-1-2023, 2023
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22 Dec 2022
Tunnel valleys in the southeastern North Sea: more data, more complexity
Arne Lohrberg, Jens Schneider von Deimling, Henrik Grob, Kai-Frederik Lenz, and Sebastian Krastel
E&G Quaternary Sci. J., 71, 267–274, https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-71-267-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-71-267-2022, 2022
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01 Dec 2022
The lithostratigraphic formations of the coastal Holocene in NE Germany – a synthesis
Reinhard Lampe
E&G Quaternary Sci. J., 71, 249–265, https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-71-249-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-71-249-2022, 2022
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27 Jan 2023 New agreement between Jisc and Copernicus Publications

Copernicus Publications is delighted to announce a new agreement with the UK-based Jisc (Joint Information Systems Committee) to streamline open-access publishing for their members. Read more.

27 Jan 2023 New agreement between Jisc and Copernicus Publications

Copernicus Publications is delighted to announce a new agreement with the UK-based Jisc (Joint Information Systems Committee) to streamline open-access publishing for their members. Read more.

19 Oct 2022 E&G Quaternary Science Journal now indexed in Scopus

EGQSJ has been successfully evaluated for inclusion in Scopus by their Content Selection and Advisory Board, and all contributions will from now on be indexed in the Scopus database. Read more.

19 Oct 2022 E&G Quaternary Science Journal now indexed in Scopus

EGQSJ has been successfully evaluated for inclusion in Scopus by their Content Selection and Advisory Board, and all contributions will from now on be indexed in the Scopus database. Read more.

01 Sep 2022 Institutional agreement between ETH Domain institutions and Copernicus Publications

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01 Sep 2022 Institutional agreement between ETH Domain institutions and Copernicus Publications

The ETH Domain institutions PSI, Empa, Eawag, WSL and Copernicus Publications have signed an agreement on the central settlement of article processing charges (APCs).

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