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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
11 Feb 2020
Long-term human impact and environmental change in mid-western Ireland, with particular reference to Céide Fields – an overview
Michael O'Connell, Karen Molloy, and Eneda Jennings
E&G Quaternary Sci. J., 69, 1–32, https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-69-1-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-69-1-2020, 2020
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16 Jan 2020
Editorial: E&G Quaternary Science Journal – a community-based open-access journal
Christopher Lüthgens, Daniela Sauer, Michael Zech, Becky Briant, Eleanor Brown, Elisabeth Dietze, Markus Fuchs, Nicole Klasen, Sven Lukas, Jan-Hendrik May, Julia Meister, Tony Reimann, Gilles Rixhon, Zsófia Ruszkiczay-Rüdiger, Bernhard Salcher, Tobias Sprafke, Ingmar Unkel, Hans von Suchodoletz, and Christian Zeeden
E&G Quaternary Sci. J., 68, 243–244, https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-68-243-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-68-243-2020, 2020
16 Jan 2020
Preface: Introduction to the special issue “Connecting disciplines – Quaternary archives and geomorphological processes in a changing environment (proceedings of the Central European Conference on Geomorphology and Quaternary Sciences)”
Johanna Lomax, Thomas Kolb, and Markus Fuchs
E&G Quaternary Sci. J., 68, 241–242, https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-68-241-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-68-241-2020, 2020
09 Jan 2020
Preface: Special Issue “Geoarchaeology and past human–environment interactions”
Hans von Suchodoletz, Stefanie Berg, Eileen Eckmeier, Lukas Werther, and Christoph Zielhofer
E&G Quaternary Sci. J., 68, 237–240, https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-68-237-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-68-237-2020, 2020
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09 Jan 2020
Sediment-filled karst depressions and riyad – key archaeological environments of south Qatar
Max Engel, Stefanie Rückmann, Philipp Drechsler, Dominik Brill, Stephan Opitz, Jörg W. Fassbinder, Anna Pint, Kim Peis, Dennis Wolf, Christoph Gerber, Kristina Pfeiffer, Ricardo Eichmann, and Helmut Brückner
E&G Quaternary Sci. J., 68, 215–236, https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-68-215-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-68-215-2020, 2020
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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.

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.

02 Sep 2019 Helmholtz institutional agreement now for corresponding authors

As of 1 September 2019 the direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs) between the Helmholtz Association and Copernicus Publications will be valid for corresponding authors.

02 Sep 2019 Helmholtz institutional agreement now for corresponding authors

As of 1 September 2019 the direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs) between the Helmholtz Association and Copernicus Publications will be valid for corresponding authors.

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