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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://www.ijs.speleo.it and 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.
LATEST IMPACT FACTOR 2012: 1.344
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RECENTLY PUBLISHED ISSUE AVAILABLE: Volume 42, issue 3 (2013)
Current Issue: Volume 43, Issue 1 (2014)
Upper Pleistocene and Holocene palaeoenvironmental records in Cueva Mayor karst (Atapuerca, Spain) from different proxies: speleothem crystal fabrics, palynology and archaeology.
Virginia Martínez-Pillado, Arantza Aranburu, Juan Luis Arsuaga, Blanca Ruiz-Zapata, Maria José Gil-García, Heather Stoll, Iñaki Yusta, Eneko Iriarte, José Miguel Carretero, R. Lawrence Edwards, and Hai Cheng
The conservation value of karst dolines for vascular plants in woodland habitats of Hungary: refugia and climate change
Zoltán Bátori, János Csiky, Tünde Farkas, E. Anna Vojtkó, László Erdős, Dániel Kovács, Tamás Wirth, László Körmöczi, and András Vojtkó
Speleomycological research in underground Osówka complex in Sowie Mountains (Lower Silesia, Poland)
Wojciech Pusz, Rafał Ogórek, Cecylia Miłowana Uklańska-Pusz, and Paweł Zagożdżon