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The Holocene

The Holocene

A Major Interdisciplinary Journal Focusing on Recent Environmental Change

eISSN: 14770911 | ISSN: 09596836 | Current volume: 34 | Current issue: 6 Frequency: Monthly

No other journal caters for the specific interdisciplinary needs of the large international community of scientists working on The Holocene.

The Holocene is the first journal dedicated to fundamental scientific research on environmental change over the Holocene epoch, i.e. the last ~11,700 years. It is an interdisciplinary journal that invites contributions from any discipline and aims to attract the best research of international interest from anywhere in the world.

The Holocene covers:

  • Palaeo-environmental research of all types including, for example, the results of palaeoclimatic, palaeoecological, palaeohydrological, palaeopedological and palaeoceanographic investigations;
  • Climatic and other environmental changes on annual, decadal, centennial and millennial timescales;
  • Geological, biological and archaeological evidence of recent environmental change;
  • The nature, processes, mechanisms and causes of natural and human-induced environmental change;
  • Techniques for reconstructing, dating, monitoring and modelling environmental change;
  • Use of modern analogues to elucidate the palaeo-environmental record in terrestrial and marine environments;
  • Palaeo-environmental and geo-archaeological perspectives on regional to global environmental changes and their effects;
  • The development of natural and cultural landscapes and ecosystems;
  • Interdisciplinary studies of environmental history and prehistory;
  • Human responses to past climatic and other environmental changes;
  • The implications of environmental change in the Holocene and Anthropocene for present and future human populations and societies;
  • Predictions of future changes in the environment from the record of the past.

The Holocene regularly publishes:

    • Research Papers;
    • Research Reports;
    • Research Reviews;
    • Forum Articles;
    • Special Issues;
    • Book Reviews.

Occasional special features include:

-Research reviews and theme issues - devoted to specific Holocene topics or key conferences

-Fast-track Reports! Bring groundbreaking research to the public domain as soon as possible. 

-The possibility of publishing short contributions of exceptional merit within three months of acceptance.

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This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

The Holocene is a high impact, peer reviewed journal dedicated to fundamental scientific research at the interface between the long Quaternary record and the natural and human-induced environmental processes operating at the Earth's surface today. The Holocene emphasizes environmental change over the last ca 11 700 years - the most recent geological epoch and the most relevant time-span for understanding the future environments of the human species. The journal reflects the wide range of important and exciting interdisciplinary research being carried out in this field, and its coverage is worldwide.

No other journal caters for the specific interdisciplinary needs of the large international community of scientists working on The Holocene.

The Holocene is the first journal dedicated to fundamental scientific research on environmental change over the Holocene epoch, i.e. the last ~11,700 years. It is an interdisciplinary journal that invites contributions from any discipline and aims to attract the best research of international interest from anywhere in the world.

The Holocene covers:

  • Palaeo-environmental research of all types including, for example, the results of palaeoclimatic, palaeoecological, palaeohydrological, palaeopedological and palaeoceanographic investigations;
  • Climatic and other environmental changes on annual, decadal, centennial and millennial timescales;
  • Geological, biological and archaeological evidence of recent environmental change;
  • The nature, processes, mechanisms and causes of natural and human-induced environmental change;
  • Techniques for reconstructing, dating, monitoring and modelling environmental change;
  • Use of modern analogues to elucidate the palaeo-environmental record in terrestrial and marine environments;
  • Palaeo-environmental and geo-archaeological perspectives on regional to global environmental changes and their effects;
  • The development of natural and cultural landscapes and ecosystems;
  • Interdisciplinary studies of environmental history and prehistory;
  • Human responses to past climatic and other environmental changes;
  • The implications of environmental change in the Holocene and Anthropocene for present and future human populations and societies;
  • Predictions of future changes in the environment from the record of the past.

The Holocene regularly publishes:

  • Research Papers;
  • Research Reports;
  • Research Reviews;
  • Forum Articles;
  • Special Issues;
  • Book Reviews.

Occasional special features include:

-Research reviews and theme issues - devoted to specific Holocene topics or key conferences

-Fast-track Reports! Bring groundbreaking research to the public domain as soon as possible.

-The possibility of publishing short contributions of exceptional merit within three months of acceptance.

Editors
John A. Matthews Swansea University, UK
Book Review Editor
John Hiemstra Swansea University, UK
Editorial Board
Frank Chambers University of Gloucestershire, UK
A. G. Dawson University of Aberdeen, UK
Yama Dixit Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD), India
Guanghui Dong Lanzhou University, China
Vivienne Jones University College London, UK
Fabienne Marret University of Liverpool, UK
Francis E. Mayle University of Reading, UK
Atle Nesje Bergen University, Norway and Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Norway
Arlene Rosen University of Texas at Austin, USA
Giles Young Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), Finland
Zicheng Yu Northeast Normal University, China
Advisory Editorial Board
Alicja Bonk University of Gdansk, Poland
Victor Brovkin Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Germany
Mark B. Bush Florida Institute of Technology, USA
Fahu Chen Institute of Tibet Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Science, China
Anne de Vernal Université du Québec, Canada
Jennifer Fitchett University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
Dominik Fleitmann University of Basel, Switzerland
Sherilyn C. Fritz University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
James R. Goff University of New South Wales, Australia
William D. Gosling University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Zhengtang Guo Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Emi Ito University of Minnesota, USA
Susan Ivy-Ochs ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Edgar Karofeld Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, University of Tartu, Estonia
Hodaka Kawahata University of Tokyo, Japan
Neil J. Loader Swansea University, UK
Julie Loisel Texas A&M University, USA
Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach University of Texas at Austin, USA
Patricio Moreno Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity, Universidad de Chile, Chile
Rewi Newnham Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Vandana Prasad Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeosciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Carl Regnéll University of Stockholm, Sweden
Isabel Rivera-Collazo Scripps Institution of Oceanography, , USA
Valentí Rull Spanish National Research Council, Catalan Institute of Paleontology, Spain
Anders Schomacker Arctic Univerrsity of Norway, Norway
Victoria Smith Oxford University, UK
Cathy Whitlock Montana State University, USA
Bronwen Whitney Northumbria University, UK
Stefan Winkler Julius-Maximilians University, Germany
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