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Speleogenesis membership has passed over 1000 !
On Thursday October 2, 2014 the membership in the Speleogenesis Network has reached 1000 ! The lucky registration was by Jim Goodbar of US, - welcome, and congratulations!
Spanish caver injured in a deep cave in Peru.
Cecilio López-Tercero, profesional speleologist was injured during the exploration of the karst system in Leymebamba, Amazonas, located in the Andean Cordillera.
Evaporite Karst in the Greater Permian Basin
The session on evaporite karst will be held at the South-Central Section, Geological Society of America (GSA) meeting in Stillwater, OK, on March 19-20, 2015.
State of Minnesota, U.S.A. employment (hydrology-hydrogeology)
The State of Minnesota has positions open for hydrologists. These positions include some for hydrogeologists.
Mine Water Solutions in Extreme Environments - Second Edition
Mine Water Solutions is a conference focused on EXTREMES and SOLUTIONS to mine water issues in very challenging environments. It will be held in Vancouver, Canada, April 12-15, 2015.

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That standing line is a rope of approximately 0.4375 inches or 11 mm in diameter that is tied to a solid anchor and is used for descending and ascending [13]. see also ascender; knot; mechanical ascender; prusik knot; prusiking.?

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Publication Policy

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:

© 200... by the authors. This article is an open-access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license.

For more details go at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/legalcode.

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 @).