Cave Research ISSN: 2379-8408

Article Submission

Mailing address: 5011 Stewart Ct, College Park, MD, 20740    


Peer Review Process

Cave Research adopts single-blinded  peer review process

  • Criteria for techniques and resources papers: Techniques and Resources papers should describe a novel technique or substantial advance of an existing technique, or a new resource that will have a significant impact on cave research. Techniques and Resources papers can be in short (Research Report) or long (Research Article) format. The new technique should be described in sufficient detail to be easily replicated in other laboratories, and validation of the approach should be included. Technical papers submitted in the Research Article format should include an application of the technique to an area of cave biology and cave geology. We also welcome submission of Resource papers describing new databases, systems-level datasets or genetic resources that will be of major value to the cave research community. The data or resource described must be made available to the community with minimal restrictions upon publication.
  • Criteria for papers reporting results of screens: Where a study involves a genome-wide or high-throughput screen, authors need to provide additional and novel insight into the functions of the identified targets by either verifying at least one target such that it is shown to be a crucial functional component of the network or phenotype of interest, or by using the data to make system-wide predictions about how the transcriptional network acts. Experiments should ideally be performed to test these predictions where it is feasible to do so.

Publication Ethics & Malpractice

Cave Research ethic statements are based on COPE’s Code of Conduct and this journal follows COPE's guidelines including Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers.

Manuscript Preparation & Template


Cave Research applies the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license to works we publish. This license was developed to facilitate open access – namely, free immediate access to, and unrestricted reuse of, original works of all types. Under this license, authors agree to make articles legally available for reuse, without permission or fees, for virtually any purpose. Anyone may copy, distribute or reuse these articles, as long as the author and original source are properly cited.

Publication Fee

To provide Open Access, Cave Research uses a business model to offset expenses – including those of peer review management, journal production and online hosting and archiving – by charging a publication fee to the authors, institutions or funders for each article published. Publication fees are payable for articles upon acceptance.

  • US$800 per article within 8 printing pages after formatting, with US$100 extra charge per printing page starting from the 9th printing page. US$100 for one printing color page. The exception is given to invited paper, special cases and authors who demonstrate financial needs.
  • English editing fees will be charged additionally if the authors use English editing service via Cave Research.