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09 Jan 2017,

Quaternary Research Center and Cambridge University Press announce publishing partnership

Quaternary Research

The Quaternary Research Center (QRC) and Cambridge University Press are pleased to announce the formation of a new publishing partnership beginning in January 2017. Under the new partnership Cambridge University Press will publish the journal Quaternary Research on behalf of QRC.


Quaternary Research is an interdisciplinary, high impact, environmental research journal and the oldest journal dedicated to this topic. The journal focuses on the Quaternary geologic period, the last 2.7 million years of earth history, and includes geology, geophysics, archaeology, paleontology and oceanography.  The Quaternary period has never been more important than it is today; understanding the processes of environmental change in the earth’s recent past provides unique opportunities to predict and prepare for future changes. This new partnership will enable Quaternary Research to reach the widest possible audience and continue to significantly impact scholarship in this important field of scientific inquiry.

Ben Fitzhugh, Director, UW Quaternary Research Center said of the partnership:

“The Quaternary Research Center at the University of Washington is excited to be working with Cambridge University Press in the production of forthcoming issues of Quaternary Research (QR). As we approach the 50th anniversary of this foundational interdisciplinary Quaternary science journal, we are excited to be partnering with a not-for-profit publisher dedicated to its continued scholarly excellence and publishing success.”

Katy Christomanou, Publishing Director, Cambridge Journals said:

“Quaternary Research is a well-respected journal, with an excellent reputation in the community. As one of the leading publishers in Earth and Environmental Sciences, the Press are delighted to partner with the Quaternary Research Center, University of Washington in order to grow the journal’s international reach and achieve its ambitious editorial strategy.”

About The Quaternary Research Center

The Quaternary Research Center (QRC) was founded in 1969 by Lincoln Washburn and is the oldest interdisciplinary center at the University of Washington and one of oldest Quaternary centers in the country. Since its inception, the QRC has been a hub of interdisciplinary research, drawing together University of Washington faculty, students, associates, and visiting researchers in the study of everything from tectonics to climate, hydrosphere to ecosystems, and human evolution/adaptations and environmental impacts over the past 2.7 million years.