A new open-access journal on Quaternary science

Valentí Rull has been appointed as Editor-in-Chief of the new open-access journal called Quaternary published by MDPI publishers based on Basel (Switzerland). MDPI publishes ca. 180 open-access journals, a number of which are listed in the WOS Journal Citation Reports with relatively high impact indices, notably Genes (3.600), Nutrients (3.550), Marine Drugs (3.503), Viruses (3.465), Polymers (3.364), Molecular Sciences (3.226), Remote Sensing (3.244), Catalysts (3.082) or Toxins (3.030), among others.

Quaternary (ISSN 1324) is an international peer-reviewed open-access journal that covers all aspects of Quaternary Science, embracing the whole range of scientific fields related to geological, geographical, biological, physical, chemical, environmental and human sciences. The journal publishes research articles, reviews, communications, technical notes and essays. There is no restriction on the length of the papers and authors are encouraged to publish their results in as much detail as possible. Topics will include, among others, geology, physical geography, palaeoclimatology, palaeoecology, biogeography, evolution, archaeology, palaeoanthopology, methods, applications, “Anthropocene” issues and palaeoinsights.

At present, Quaternary is defining the detailed aims and scope, developing the journal’s website and preparing the launching strategy. Simultaneously, it is assembling a first-class editorial team formed by a body of Associate Editors and an Editorial Advisory Board including top researchers in their respective areas. To date (24 July 2017), the following scholars have accepted to be appointed as members of this editorial organization:

Associate Editors – Mariano Barriendos (Spain), Peter Bobrowsky (Canada), Sanne Boessenkool (Norway), Jane Bunting (UK), John Clague (Canada), Steve Forman (USA), Sandy Harrison (UK), Philip Hughes (USA), Claudio Latorre (Chile), Socorro Lozano (Mexico), Marco Madella (Spain), Laura Parducci (Sweden), Dolores Piperno (USA), Mª Fernanda Sánchez-Goñi (France), Jean-Pierre Suc (France), Rafaelle Sardella (Italia) and Charles Turner (UK).

Editorial Advisory Board – Anthony Barnosky (USA), Svante Björck (Sweden), Anne Bjune (Norway), Maarten Blaauw (Netherlands), Raymond Bradley (USA), Mark Bush (USA), Erle Ellis (USA), Sherilyn Fritz (USA), Bas van Geel (Netherlands), Eric Grimm (USA), Martin Head (Canada), Henry Hooghiemstra (Netherlands), José Iriarte (UK), Peter Kershaw (Australia), Henry Lamb (UK), Kam-biu Liu (USA), David Lowe (New Zealand), Donatella Magri (Italia), Robert Marchant (UK), Vera Markgraf (USA), Leszeck Marks (Poland), Francis Mayle (UK), Anders Noren (USA), Gavin Prideaux (Australia), Paula Reimer (UK), Hans Renssen (Norway), Neil Roberts (UK), Richard Roberts (Australia), Donald Rodbell (USA), Ashok Singhvi (India), Nathan Stansell (USA), John Stewart (UK), Jens-Christian Svenning (Denmark), Cathy Whitlock (USA) and Kathy Willis (UK).

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