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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.

LATEST IMPACT FACTOR 2012: 1.344
In Journal of Citation Reports®, Thomson Reuters 2013

RECENTLY PUBLISHED ISSUE AVAILABLE: Volume 43, issue 2 (2014)

Current Issue: Volume 43, Issue 3 (2014)

Cover and Front Matter

Editorial

Articles

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Diatom flora in subterranean ecosystems: a review
Elisa Falasco, Luc Ector, Marco Isaia, Carlos E. Wetzel, Lucien Hoffmann, and Francesca Bona

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Hypogenic versus epigenic subterranean ecosystem: lessons from eastern Iberian Peninsula
Alberto Sendra, Policarp Garay, Vicente M. Ortuño, José D. Gilgado, Santiago Teruel, and Ana Sofia P.S. Reboleira

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Cold tolerance in terrestrial invertebrates inhabiting subterranean habitats
Tone Novak, Nina Šajna, Estera Antolinc, Saška Lipovšek, Dušan Devetak, and Franc Janžekovič

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Airborne microorganisms in Lascaux Cave (France)
Pedro M Martin-Sanchez, Valme Jurado, Estefania Porca, Fabiola Bastian, Delphine Lacanette, Claude Alabouvette, and Cesareo Saiz-Jimenez

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Speleothem and biofilm formation in a granite/dolerite cave, Northern Sweden
Therese Sallstedt, Magnus Ivarsson, Johannes Lundberg, Rabbe Sjöberg, and Juan Ramón Vidal Romaní

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A conservation status index, as an auxiliary tool for the management of cave environments
Christiane Ramos Donato, Adauto de Souza Ribeiro, and Leandro de Sousa Souto

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Caves in caves: evolution of post-depositional macroholes in stalagmites
Nurit Shtober-Zisu, Henry P. Schwarcz, Tom Chow, Christopher R. Omelon, and Gordon Southam

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The show cave of Diros vs. wild caves of Peloponnese, Greece - distribution patterns of Cyanobacteria
Vasiliki Lamprinou, Daniel B. Danielidis, Adriani Pantazidou, Alexandra Oikonomou, and Athena Economou-Amilli

Book Review

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Book Review: van Beynen, Karst Management
Arthur N. Palmer and Margaret V. Palmer