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The book "Hypogene Karst Regions and Caves of the World" is finished
The book “Hypogene Karst Regions and Caves of the World” is going to be published by Springer, in its series “Cave and Karst Systems of the World”.
Karst session at the AGU Fall 2016 Meeting in San Francisco
There will be a karst session at the AGU Fall 2016 Meeting in San Francisco, USA in December 12-16: Characterization, Modeling, and Remediation of Fissured, Carbonate, and Karst Groundwater Systems
A new book on caves and karst in Austria
A book "Höhlen und Karst in Österreich" (Caves and karst in Austria; Editors: Christoph Spötl, Lukas Plan & Ehrad Christian) will be printed until mid of July. Subscription is available.
Unusual perspective on caves
Many inspiring ideas on caves can be found in images created by children, generated by the International Contest of Kid’s Drawing "Caves in the Eyes of our Children".
Session on Karst Aquifers at the 43th IAH Congress, France
A call to submit an abstract to a session devoted to karst aquifers, which will be held in September in Montpellier during the 43rd IAH Congress

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That leachate is 1. materials removed by the process of leaching [22]. 2. a liquid that has percolated through soil rock or waste and has extracted dissolved or suspended materials [22].?

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The Journal "Speleogenesis and Evolution of Karst Aquifers" ceased publication with the Issue 12, 2012

Founded in 2003, Speleogenesis was the first online karst and cave science journal, with full open access. In order to increase visibility of significant papers, previously published elsewhere but not available online, the journal published, in addition to original papers, many select papers from other sources.

With years, several other karst and cave science journals (Journal of Cave and Karst Studies, International Journal of Speleology, Acta Carsologica, and some others) adopted open access policy, which was a very welcome development. The model which includes re-publishing does not make sense any more. As this model, and also the lack of an institutional support, precluded progression of the “Speleogenesis” toward the Science Citation Index, the journal faced increasing difficulties in getting quality original papers (which naturally go to journals which do have an impact factor). In appreciation of this situation, the UIS KHS Commission decided after careful deliberation and extensive dialogue during the meeting in Brno (July 2013), to cease the journal publication. We believe that the “Speleogenesis” journal has played an important role in fostering open access publishing in the field and in promoting speleogenetic and broader karst and cave studies, but supporting existing journals which have already received an ISI impact factor or are underway to this goal, is now more useful to the development of our branch of science.

The full journal archive (12 issues, 2003-2012) is available on this website.

To publish your contributions to karst and cave science, please, consider other journals in the field.