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The US Geological Survey’s (USGS) Karst Interest Group (KIG) will hold its next conference on 28 April through 2 May 2014 in Carlsbad, New Mexico, at the headquarters of the National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI).
International Conference on Groundwater in Karst
International Conference on Groundwater in Karst, with optional pre-and post-conference field trips, will be held in Birmingham, UK, between June 20-26, 2015.
Hypogene Cave Morphologies - Symposium Proceedings
A new electronic publication is available online from the Karst Waters Institute (Special Publication 18), consisting of selected papers and abstracts for the Hypogene Cave Morphologies symposium held February 2 - 7, 2014, on San Salvador Island, The Bahamas.
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Registration for the 6th International Workshop on Ice Caves (IWIC-VI) is now open! The conference will be held in Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA, from 17-22 August 2014.

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That keyhole passage; keyhole is 1. this very descriptive name derives from the crosssectional shape of a cave passage that consists of a phreatic tube with a vadose canyon cut in its floor. it is the classic example of a two-phase cave passage that originated and began its development in the phreas and was then modified by vadose entrenchment. as this sequence is the result of water table lowering by normal surface erosion, keyholes are common. some keyholes are so small that the lower slot is impassable and the caver has to squeeze along the upper tube; others are very large. spectacularly long is the 5km of keyhole forming the fissures in castleguard cave, canada. a tube 6m in diameter tops an irregular tapering canyon 15m deep that must be traversed on sloping ledges at mid-level [9]. 2. a small passage or opening in a cave; in cross section, rounded at the top, constricted in the middle, and rectangular or flared out below [10]. they appear as keyholes when viewed in cross section. they are formed when underground streams flowing in a tubular passage begin downcutting to form a canyon passage [15]. see also canyon passage; passage; tubular passage; vertical shaft.?

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Speleogenesis and Evolution of Karst Aquifers is an Open Access journal. If you are new to the concept of open access, you may visit one of the following websites:

According to major definitions of open access to scientific literature (namely the Budapest, Berlin and Bethesda declarations), open access means:

  • peer-reviewed literature is freely available without subscription or price barriers,
  • literature is immediately released in open access format (no embargo period), and
  • published material can be re-used without obtaining permission as long as a correct citation to the original publication is given.

The Speleogenesis and Evolution of Karst Aquifers journal publishes original research and review articles, comments and book reviews, but also re-publishes articles from prime karst and cave journals and conference proceedings of a broader scope, selected by the Editorial Board members, and also features relevant publications from a wide range of the peer-reviewed geoscience journals by providing citations/abstracts linked to original full-text resources.

Original articles (research articles, review articles and opinion articles) are published after passing a peer-review process. Original articles published in Speleogenesis and Evolution of Karst Aquifers will be open-access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license. We will insert following note at the front page of the published text:

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Re-published Articles: Articles from partner karst and cave journals of a broader scope and conference proceedings, which present important advances in studying speleogenesis and karst hydrogeology, are occasionally re-published in this journal upon recommendation of the Editorial Board members, provided permission is granted by the original publisher and authors. Re-published articles are formatted in this journal house style, although the citation to the original source is included into the article header. In this way, works that are particularly important to the field of speleogenesis and karst hydrogeology get additional visibility and are included into the special Speleogenesis collection.

Benchmark articles from the past: Speleogenesis and Evolution of Karst Aquifers will re-publish selected articles from the past that can be considered as benchmark, or classic, works for the field of speleogenesis and karst hydrogeology, provided permission is granted from an original publisher. In this way, we will emphasize importance of some milestone works in the field, bring them a second life and include to the special Speleogenesis collection.

Featured articles from karst/cave journals: Each issue of Speleogenesis and Evolution of Karst Aquifers highlights peer-selected publications, pertinent to the field of speleogenesis and karst hydrogeology, from partner karst and cave journals of a broader scope, by including citations, abstracts and links to respective full-text files on the original publisher web site. 

Featured articles from other geoscience journals: Each issue of Speleogenesis and Evolution of Karst Aquifers highlights selected publications, pertinent to the field of speleogenesis and karst hydrogeology, from prime geoscience journals, by including citations, abstracts and links to respective full-text files on the original publisher web site. 

Featured articles from conference proceedings: Issues of Speleogenesis and Evolution of Karst Aquifers may also highlight peer-selected papers from conference proceedings by including citations, abstracts and links to respective full-text files on the original publisher web site. 

Commentaries (and replies thereon): Speleogenesis and Evolution of Karst Aquifers journal welcomes and publishes discussions on articles published in this journal and elsewhere, as well as discussions on hot issues of speleogenesis and karst hydrogeology studies.

Book Reviews: Speleogenesis and Evolution of Karst Aquifers journal welcomes reviews on books pertinent to the journal scope.

The Speleogenesis and Evolution of Karst Aquifers is published twice a year. A current issue is open on the journal web site, with accepted articles appearing as soon as they passed reviewing/selection/editing procedures. After closure of a current issue, it goes to the archive (Volumes and Issues) and permanently remains there as a single journal issue retaining a structure formed during publication. 

Articles published or re-published in the Speleogenesis and Evolution of Karst Aquifers, as well as all articles (citations and abstracts) from all other sources featured in this journal, 1) remain permanently in the archived journal issues, and 2) get included into KarstBase, a specialized fully searchable online-accessible bibliographic database, supported and maintained within Speleogenesis Network, that indexes and abstracts publications in geospeleology and karstology,

Manuscripts and suggestions for featured articles (with proper web links) for publication in the Speleogenesis and Evolution of Karst Aquifers should be submitted through our online submission system (in preparation) or sent to klim(AT)speleogenesis.info  (substitute (AT) with @).