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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 double-blind, 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 3 (2015)

Current Issue: Volume 44, Issue 2 (2015)

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Characterization and fluorescence of yellow biofilms in karst caves, southwest Slovenia
Janez Mulec, Andreea Oarga-Mulec, Rok Tomazin, and Tadeja Matos


Sulfidic spring in the gypsum karst system of Monte Conca (Italy): chemistry and microbiological evidences
Marianna Messina, Tiziana Grech, Fiorenzo Fiorenza, Alessandro Marlettta, Pietro Valenti, and Salvatore Petralia


Cyanobacteria, algae and microfungi present in biofilm from Božana Cave (Serbia)
Slađana Popović, Gordana Subakov Simić, Miloš Stupar, Nikola Unković, Dragana Predojević, Jelena Jovanović, and Milica Ljaljević Grbić


The entrance as a complex ecotone in a Neotropical cave
Xavier Prous, Rodrigo Lopes Ferreira, and Claudia Maria Jacobi


Terrestrial LiDAR-based automated counting of swiftlet nests in the caves of Gomantong, Sabah, Borneo.
Donald A. McFarlane, Warren Roberts, Manfred Buchroithner, Guy Van Rentergem, Joyce Lundberg, and Stefan Hautz