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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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RECENTLY PUBLISHED ISSUE AVAILABLE: Volume 43, issue 3 (2014)
Current Issue: Volume 44, Issue 1 (2015)
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
Speleoclimate dynamics in Santana Cave (PETAR, São Paulo State, Brazil): general characterization and implications for tourist management
Heros Augusto Santos Lobo, Paulo Cesar Boggiani, and José Alexandre de Jesus Perinotto
Structural and hydrological controls on the development of a river cave in marble (Tapagem Cave - SE Brazil)
William Sallun Filho, Bruna Medeiros Cordeiro, and Ivo Karmann
Radiaxial-fibrous and fascicular-optic Mg-calcitic cave cements: a characterization using electron backscattered diffraction (EBSD)
Detlev K. Richter, Adrian Immenhauser, Rolf Dieter Neuser, and Augusto Mangini