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SPECIAL ISSUE dedicated to the International Year of Caves and Karst (IYCK)
On this occasion, the International Journal of Speleology (IJS) is preparing a Special Issue that will consider manuscripts representing new advances and provide insights into and address challenges in all fields of cave and karst research topics. We especially encourage cross-disciplinary contributions. The full papers must be submitted through IJS portal. When submitting your paper, be sure to select from the Document type dropdown menu, the IYCK 2021 Special Issue. Please see Submission Guidelines on the journal’s website.
The deadline for submission is October 15, 2020.
The International Journal of Speleology is the official journal of the Union Internationale de Spéléologie since 1978 and was founded in 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, archeology, paleontology, (paleo)climatology, cave meteorology, (geo)microbiology, environmental sciences, physics, chemistry, mineralogy, etc. IJS is published three times per year.
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 49, issue 2 (2020)
Current Issue: Volume 49, Issue 2 (2020)
Anchialine biodiversity in the Turks and Caicos Islands: New discoveries and current faunal composition
Brett C. Gonzalez, Alejandro Martínez, Jørgen Olesen, Sarit B. Truskey, Lauren Ballou, Marc Allentoft-Larsen, Joost Daniels, Paul Heinerth, Mark Parrish, Naqqi Manco, Jon Ward, Thomas M. Iliffe, Karen J. Osborn, and Katrine Worsaae
- New anchialine faunal discoveries from the Turks and Caicos Islands
- Continued subterranean exploration continues to uncover animals new to science
- Subterranean connectivity suggested for Turks and Caicos Islands
- Lucayan archipelago remains a biodiversity hotspot for anchialine fauna
An Epigravettian hypogeal site in the Grotta del Fiume Cave at Frasassi (northeastern Apennines, Italy): Environmental and geochronologic assessments
Alessandro Montanari, Artur Adamek, Angelo Curatolo, Marco P. Ferretti, Maurizio Mainiero, Sandro Mariani, David McGee, Gaia Pignocchi, and Stefano Recanatini
- Topographic survey of a karstic cave
- High-resolution mapping of archeological finds in a cave room
- Exhaustive photographic documentation of the hypogeal environment and the archeological finds
- Taphonomic study of animal bone deposits
- Discrete sampling and radioisotopic dating of fireplace charcoal and animal bones
Cosmogenic nuclide dating of cave sediments in the Eastern Alps and implications for erosion rates
Philipp Häuselmann, Lukas Plan, Peter Pointner, and Markus Fiebig
- Dating of caves in the Northern Calcareous Alps gives absolute ages
- Ages can be used to retrace valley erosion rates
- Valley erosion rates are compared with other data throughout the Alps
- Erosion rates are slower in Mio-Pliocene and accelerate in Quaternary