The Holocene

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The Holocene  
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Discipline Environmental studies
Language English
Edited by John A. Matthews
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency 8/year
ISSN 0959-6836 (print)
1477-0911 (web)
LCCN 91640904
OCLC no. 300872570

The Holocene is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that covers research in the field of environmental studies, in particular environmental change over the last c. 11,500 years, particularly the interface between the long Quaternary record and the natural and human-induced environmental processes operating at the Earth's surface today. It is published eight times a year by SAGE Publications. The editor-in-chief is John A. Matthews (University of Wales, Swansea).


Included within the scope of The Holocene, according to the journal's website, are articles related to:

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The journal is abstracted and indexed in Academic Search Premier, Current Contents, the British and Irish Archaeological Bibliography, Scopus, and the Science Citation Index. According to the Journal Citation Reports, its 2011 impact factor is 2.595, ranking it 9th out of 44 journals in the category "Geography, Physical"[2] and 26th out of 170 journals in the category "Geosciences, Multidisciplinary".[3]


  1. ^ "About the Title," Accessed: February 5, 2013.
  2. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: 'Geography'". 2011 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2012. 
  3. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Geosciences, Multidisciplinary". 2011 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2012. 

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