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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
30 Oct 2020
Proposing a new conceptual model for the reconstruction of ice dynamics in the SW sector of the Scandinavian Ice Sheet (SIS) based on the reinterpretation of published data and new evidence from optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dating
Christopher Lüthgens, Jacob Hardt, and Margot Böse
E&G Quaternary Sci. J., 69, 201–223, https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-69-201-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-69-201-2020, 2020
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21 Oct 2020
Cave finds indicate elk (Alces alces) hunting during the Late Iron Age in the Bavarian Alps
Kerstin Pasda, Matthias López Correa, Philipp Stojakowits, Bernhard Häck, Jérôme Prieto, Najat al-Fudhaili, and Christoph Mayr
E&G Quaternary Sci. J., 69, 187–200, https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-69-187-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-69-187-2020, 2020
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13 Oct 2020
Reconstruction of palaeoenvironmental variability based on an inter-comparison of four lacustrine archives on the Peloponnese (Greece) for the last 5000 years
Joana Seguin, Pavlos Avramidis, Annette Haug, Torben Kessler, Arndt Schimmelmann, and Ingmar Unkel
E&G Quaternary Sci. J., 69, 165–186, https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-69-165-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-69-165-2020, 2020
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13 Oct 2020
Palaeoenvironmental reconstruction on the basis of Quaternary palaeo dune sequences on Fuerteventura
Christopher-Bastian Roettig
E&G Quaternary Sci. J., 69, 161–163, https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-69-161-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-69-161-2020, 2020
08 Oct 2020
A 2600-year high-resolution climate record from Lake Trichonida (SW Greece)
Joana Seguin, Pavlos Avramidis, Walter Dörfler, Alexandros Emmanouilidis, and Ingmar Unkel
E&G Quaternary Sci. J., 69, 139–160, https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-69-139-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-69-139-2020, 2020
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