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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.

JIF
JIF1.8
JIF 5-year
JIF 5-year2.1
CiteScore
CiteScore4.1

Recent articles

26 Jan 2024
MiGIS: micromorphological soil and sediment thin section analysis using an open-source GIS and machine learning approach
Mirijam Zickel, Marie Gröbner, Astrid Röpke, and Martin Kehl
E&G Quaternary Sci. J., 73, 69–93, https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-73-69-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-73-69-2024, 2024
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26 Jan 2024
Loess formation and chronology at the Palaeolithic key site Rheindahlen, Lower Rhine Embayment, Germany
Martin Kehl, Katharina Seeger, Stephan Pötter, Philipp Schulte, Nicole Klasen, Mirijam Zickel, Andreas Pastoors, and Erich Claßen
E&G Quaternary Sci. J., 73, 41–67, https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-73-41-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-73-41-2024, 2024
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18 Jan 2024
Diverse phenotypes of Late Glacial–Early Holocene downy birch (Betula pubescens Erh.) and the morphology of early Preboreal tree stands in southern Schleswig-Holstein
Sascha Krüger
E&G Quaternary Sci. J., 73, 23–40, https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-73-23-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-73-23-2024, 2024
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09 Jan 2024
Reconstructing the Eemian to Middle Pleniglacial pedosedimentary evolution of the Baix loess–palaeosol sequence (Rhône Rift Valley, southern France) – basic chronostratigraphic framework and palaeosol characterisation
Nora Pfaffner, Annette Kadereit, Volker Karius, Thomas Kolb, Sebastian Kreutzer, and Daniela Sauer
E&G Quaternary Sci. J., 73, 1–22, https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-73-1-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-73-1-2024, 2024
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04 Dec 2023
Geometry, chronology and dynamics of the last Pleistocene glaciation of the Black Forest
Felix Martin Hofmann
E&G Quaternary Sci. J., 72, 235–237, https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-72-235-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-72-235-2023, 2023
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News

17 Jan 2024 Copernicus Publications launches ROR integration for corresponding authors

Copernicus Publications started using the Research Organization Registry (ROR) database as the framework to assign institutional identifiers to corresponding authors in order to disambiguate affiliations listed on a published article and greatly enhancing the reporting capabilities to all academic stakeholders. Please read more.

17 Jan 2024 Copernicus Publications launches ROR integration for corresponding authors

Copernicus Publications started using the Research Organization Registry (ROR) database as the framework to assign institutional identifiers to corresponding authors in order to disambiguate affiliations listed on a published article and greatly enhancing the reporting capabilities to all academic stakeholders. Please read more.

13 Jul 2023 Special issue: Quaternary research in times of change – inspired by INQUA Roma 2023

The INQUA conference in Rome will officially start on Friday, 14 July 2023, under the motto "Time for Change" and we are happy to announce that a special issue in EGQSJ inspired by this motto will be opened for submissions parallel to the conference. Read more.

13 Jul 2023 Special issue: Quaternary research in times of change – inspired by INQUA Roma 2023

The INQUA conference in Rome will officially start on Friday, 14 July 2023, under the motto "Time for Change" and we are happy to announce that a special issue in EGQSJ inspired by this motto will be opened for submissions parallel to the conference. Read more.

08 Jul 2023 EGQSJ receives its first Journal Impact Factor and CiteScore

EGQSJ has now received its first Journal Impact Factor (JIF) and CiteScore. The JIF for 2022 is 1.8, and the 5-year Impact Factor is 2.1. Moreover, Scopus has awarded the journal a CiteScore of 4.1. Please read more.

08 Jul 2023 EGQSJ receives its first Journal Impact Factor and CiteScore

EGQSJ has now received its first Journal Impact Factor (JIF) and CiteScore. The JIF for 2022 is 1.8, and the 5-year Impact Factor is 2.1. Moreover, Scopus has awarded the journal a CiteScore of 4.1. Please read more.

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