Fast Publication in Geology

Elsevier aims to offer you the fastest possible speed of publication, without compromising on the quality of our peer-review process. This is a promise the editorial and publishing teams work hard to keep.

Current review and production time averages for our Geology journals* are highlighted below:

Journal First decision
submission to
first decision in weeks
Review speed
submission to
final decision in weeks
First online
acceptance to
citable online in weeks
Geomorphology 9.47 25.21 1.82
Global and Planetary Change 12.08 19.42 1.42
Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 11.17 18.02 1.51
Quaternary Geochronology 10.50 26.27 2.16
Quaternary International 9.87 19.84 4.07
Quaternary Research 8.17 18.01 6.20
Quaternary Science Reviews 9.69 16.22 4.79

Information on timeframe and definitions.

Every year we aim to improve the publication speed. It’s just one of the many reasons you should submit your research to one of Elsevier’s Geology journals.

*The journals featured represent a selection of journals from Geology.