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E&G Quaternary Science Journal An open-access journal of the German Quaternary Association
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Chief editor: Christopher Lüthgens

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.

To guarantee fair access to high quality scientific publications, the Quaternary scientific community, as represented by the host institution of EGQSJ, the German Quaternary Association (DEUQUA), covers the article processing charges (APC) for the publications in EGQSJ. This is in line with the journal's general guidance, to put scientific quality first, and not let money be a limiting factor in open-access publication of high-quality research. However, all authors who have third party funding available to cover the APCs themselves can thereby actively support the journal, and with it the Quaternary scientific community.

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
22 Feb 2021
Significant depositional changes offshore the Nile Delta in late third millennium BCE: relevance for Egyptology
Jean-Daniel Stanley and Sarah E. Wedl
E&G Quaternary Sci. J., 70, 83–92, https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-70-83-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-70-83-2021, 2021
12 Feb 2021
Implications of geoarchaeological investigations for the contextualization of sacred landscapes in the Nile Delta
Eva Lange-Athinodorou
E&G Quaternary Sci. J., 70, 73–82, https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-70-73-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-70-73-2021, 2021
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08 Feb 2021
A comparison of polymineral and K-feldspar post-infrared infrared stimulated luminescence ages of loess from Franconia, southern Germany
Neda Rahimzadeh, Tobias Sprafke, Christine Thiel, Birgit Terhorst, and Manfred Frechen
E&G Quaternary Sci. J., 70, 53–71, https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-70-53-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-70-53-2021, 2021
28 Jan 2021
Western Mareotis lake(s) during the Late Holocene (4th century BCE–8th century CE): diachronic evolution in the western margin of the Nile Delta and evidence for the digging of a canal complex during the early Roman period
Maël Crépy and Marie-Françoise Boussac
E&G Quaternary Sci. J., 70, 39–52, https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-70-39-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-70-39-2021, 2021
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26 Jan 2021
A new look at the Butic Canal, Egypt
Robert Schiestl
E&G Quaternary Sci. J., 70, 29–38, https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-70-29-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-70-29-2021, 2021
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29 Oct 2020 Institutional agreement with ETH Zurich now for corresponding authors

As of 1 November 2020 the direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs) between the ETH Zurich and Copernicus Publications will be valid for corresponding authors.

29 May 2020 Institutional agreement between Gothenburg University Library and Copernicus Publications

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29 May 2020 Institutional agreement between Gothenburg University Library and Copernicus Publications

Gothenburg University Library and Copernicus Publications have signed an agreement on the central billing of article processing charges (APCs) to facilitate the publication procedure for authors.

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The Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC) will now provide a publication fund for their corresponding authors publishing in Copernicus' open-access journals.

18 Dec 2019 The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and Copernicus Publications agree on a central billing of article processing charges

The Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC) will now provide a publication fund for their corresponding authors publishing in Copernicus' open-access journals.

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