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The International Journal of Speleology, the official journal of the Union Internationale de Spéléologie since 1978, has been published since 1964. It is a peer-reviewed, international scientific journal that publishes research and review articles concerning all sciences involved in karst and caves, such as geology, geomorphology, hydrology, archaeology, palaeontology, (palaeo)climatology, biology, meteorology, microbiology, environmental sciences, physics, chemistry, mineralogy etc. IJS is published semiannually.

Articles are open access at http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/ijs. The journal is abstracted and indexed in the following services: Directory of Open Access Journals, ISI Thomson Services (Science Citation Index-Expanded including the Web of Science, ISI Alerting Service, Current Contents/Physical, Chemical and Earth Sciences), Bibliography & Index of Geology (GeoRef, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, EarthScienceWISE (Oxmill Publishing), EBSCO publishing, Geobase, Speleological Abstracts (UIS), Ulrich’s Periodical Directory ™, BIOSIS Zoological record, SCOPUS (Elsevier), and SCImago Journal and Country Rank.

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NEW ISSUE IN PROGRESS: Volume 44, issue 2 (2015)

Current Issue: Volume 44, Issue 1 (2015)

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Can XRF scanning of speleothems be used as a non-destructive method to identify paleoflood events in caves?
Martin Finné, Malin Kylander, Meighan Boyd, Hanna S. Sundqvist, and Ludvig Löwemark


High-resolution digital 3D models of Algar do Penico Chamber: limitations, challenges, and potential
Ivo Silvestre M.Sc., José I. Rodrigues PhD, Mauro Figueiredo PhD, and Cristina Veiga-Pires PhD


Hairy Stalagmites, a new biogenic root speleothem from Botswana
Gerhard C. Du Preez, Paolo Forti, Gerhard Jacobs, Anine Jordaan, and Louwrens Tiedt


Range of horizontal transport and residence time of nitrate in a mature karst vadose zone
Jiri Kamas, Jiri Bruthans, Helena Vysoka, and Miroslav Kovařík

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