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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.

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
18 Jan 2022
Late Quaternary landform evolution and sedimentary successions in the Miaoli Tableland, northwestern Taiwan
Shih-Hung Liu, Robert Hebenstreit, and Margot Böse
E&G Quaternary Sci. J., 71, 1–22, https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-71-1-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-71-1-2022, 2022
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17 Dec 2021
A tribute to Boenigk (1978): The fluvial development of the Lower Rhine Basin during the late Tertiary and early Quaternary
Philip L. Gibbard
E&G Quaternary Sci. J., 70, 251–255, https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-70-251-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-70-251-2021, 2021
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17 Dec 2021
A tribute to Smolíková (1971): Principles of soil development in the Quaternary
Lenka Lisá and Aleš Bajer
E&G Quaternary Sci. J., 70, 247–250, https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-70-247-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-70-247-2021, 2021
17 Dec 2021
A tribute to Rohdenburg (1970): Morphodynamic activity and stability phases instead of pluvial and interpluvial times
Dominik Faust and Markus Fuchs
E&G Quaternary Sci. J., 70, 243–246, https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-70-243-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-70-243-2021, 2021
17 Dec 2021
A tribute to Menke (1970): Results of pollen analysis on the Pleistocene stratigraphy and the Pliocene–Pleistocene boundary in Schleswig-Holstein
Roberta Pini
E&G Quaternary Sci. J., 70, 239–242, https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-70-239-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-70-239-2021, 2021
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News
21 Dec 2021 Season's greetings from Copernicus and review deadline extensions

At the end of the year, we would like to express our deep gratitude for our collaboration with all editors, referees, and authors in 2021. Please take a look at our Christmas card. Since our virtual office is closed from 23 Dec to 2 Jan and a significant number of editors and referees pause their work over the Christmas days, we extended all journal review deadlines: deadlines expiring shortly before or over Christmas have been extended to the week after and deadlines expiring after Christmas or over New Year have been extended to after New Year’s Day. Season's greetings and a happy New Year. Please stay healthy.

21 Dec 2021 Season's greetings from Copernicus and review deadline extensions

At the end of the year, we would like to express our deep gratitude for our collaboration with all editors, referees, and authors in 2021. Please take a look at our Christmas card. Since our virtual office is closed from 23 Dec to 2 Jan and a significant number of editors and referees pause their work over the Christmas days, we extended all journal review deadlines: deadlines expiring shortly before or over Christmas have been extended to the week after and deadlines expiring after Christmas or over New Year have been extended to after New Year’s Day. Season's greetings and a happy New Year. Please stay healthy.

29 Jul 2021 E&G QSJ now indexed in the Web of Science

We are pleased to announce that E&G QSJ was recently included in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) by Clarivate Analytics. This means that contributions published in E&G QSJ will now fully be indexed in the Web of Science (WoS).

29 Jul 2021 E&G QSJ now indexed in the Web of Science

We are pleased to announce that E&G QSJ was recently included in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) by Clarivate Analytics. This means that contributions published in E&G QSJ will now fully be indexed in the Web of Science (WoS).

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 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.