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Helictite - Journal of Australasian Speleological Research

General Information

Since its establishment in 1962, Helictite has been instrumental in raising the profile of Speleological exploration, investigation and scientific research in Australia and surrounding countries. One of only four or five similar journals in the world, it has also greatly enhanced the reputation of Australasian Speleology in the international arena.

Authors may submit scientific papers, reports, abstracts, reviews and news. This may also include comprehensive descriptive accounts of the exploration and morphology of individual caves. Authors do not need to have a scientific background to contribute; quite a number of recreational cavers have written articles of lasting significance. All articles are refereed by two Speleologists with expertise in the particular area, and edited to meet usual scientific standards. The editors will advise and assist prospective authors as necessary.

Under an agreement with the previous publishers, ownership of Helictite was transferred to the Australian Speleological Federation Inc. in 2000.

News at 18th March 2019

The first two papers have been published for Helictite volume 45. Refer to the Contents page for details and free PDF downloads.

News at 21st December 2018

Helictite volume 44 is now complete. Refer to the Contents page for a listing of all papers and articles. Free PDF downloads of the entire issue and individual papers are available in screen preview quality and high resolution print quality.

Glenn Baddeley, Business Manager


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