EGQSJ receives its first Journal Impact Factor and CiteScore

8 July 2023

Following the inclusion of the E&G Quaternary Science Journal (EGQSJ) in the Core Collection of Clarivate's Web of Science in 2021 and then Scopus in 2022, it is my great pleasure, on behalf of the editorial board, to announce that 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.

We are confident that these new metrics for the journal will further broaden the interest of the scientific community in the EGQSJ. We are aware that there are many regulations that restrict submissions to and publication in journals with a JIF score, so we believe that this important milestone will make the EGQSJ more attractive for young researchers and on an international level.

Furthermore, we plan to continue to build on what has been achieved thus far by remaining true to the EGQSJ’s exceptionally high standard of quality. Our focus will remain on the community-based character of the journal, which, for example, enables us to put a great deal of effort into a constructive and supportive reviewing process. Beyond that, the community-based character of the journal is what makes it stand out from the ever-growing number of journals found in the field of Quaternary sciences, and we believe that this should remain the hallmark of the EGQSJ.

This achievement is the result of a great team effort, and as a team we will continue to shape the future of the journal as a reputable, worthwhile alternative for the publication of scientific papers, innovative express reports, scientific retrospectives, and thesis abstracts dealing with Quaternary research. On behalf of the editorial board, I should like to thank all of the authors who have entrusted us with the handling and publication of their scientific work – reaching this milestone would not have been possible without your submissions.

As chief editor, I should also like to thank the members of the editorial and advisory board, the guest editors, the reviewers, the team at Copernicus, and last, but not least, the German Quaternary association (DEUQUA) for their time and effort in supporting EGQSJ. I am very much looking forward to being part of paving the way for the EGQSJ's future success.

Christopher Lüthgens
Chief editor, EGQSJ