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The “Speleology and Karstology” journal has the aim to facilitate the development, and disseminate results of, fundamental and applied studies of karst phenomena and natural caves, and facilitate coordination of researches in the field of speleology and karstology. The journal therefore offers the opportunity to all scholars working in these fields to publish their original research articles, review papers, reports and letters on theoretical, methodological, regional and applied aspects of speleology and karstology in an open access and widely distributed peer-reviewed journal at no cost.Articles are published electronically in a pdf format, and an open access is provided to them via the journal website. Individual articles in a current issue are published as soon as they have passed peer-review, editorial and production procedures. Articles are abstracted and indexed in a wide range of bibliography services.


Submission Policies

Authors submitting their works to the journal for publication as original articles attest that these worksare their authors’ contributionsthat have not been published, orare not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Plagiarism is not tolerated by the journal.
Anyone may submit an article to be considered for publication provided he (she) owns the copyright to the work being submitted. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their original works unless the copyright is transferred to the authors’ employer as a condition of employment. In the latter case submission must be accompanied by the written consent of the employer.
Authors of submissions should present an accurate account of the work performed, accurate underlying data and references, as well as an objective discussion of its significance and implications. Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given.


Copyright Policy

The “Speleology and Karstology” publishes articles by the Creative Commons (Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0), Under this license, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their article, but authors allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy articles as long as the original authors and source are credited.


Attribution Policies

Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by written agreement of the editors and the authors, requires credit to the author(s) and the “Speleology and Karstology” journal.


Editorial Policy

All submissions to the journal are initially reviewed by the Editor-in-Chief and his associates. At this stage manuscripts may be rejected without peer review if it is felt that they are not relevant to the journal or otherwise inappropriate. An editor should evaluate manuscripts solely for their intellectual content, without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, political philosophy or an academic status of the authors.


Peer review process

Manuscripts judged to be of interest to our journal are sent out for peer review, usually to two independent reviewers. Based on the reviewers’ advice, the Editors’ make a decision on whether to accept, suggest revision and re-submission, or reject the manuscript.


Confidentiality Policy

The Editors and the editorial staff do not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.


Privacy Policy

The “Speleology and Karstology” journal does not collect any information or track users of our web site beyond the informationcontained in the web server logs maintained by our web hosting company.


Policy for Handling Complaints

If the Journal receives a complaint that any contribution to the Journal infringes copyright or other intellectual property rights or contains material inaccuracies, libelous materials or otherwise unlawful materials, the Journal will investigate the complaint. Investigation may include a request that the parties involved substantiate their claims. The Journal will make a good faith determination whether to remove the allegedly wrongful material. Journalshould document its investigation and decision.