Helictite publishes refereed papers, reports, abstracts, reviews and news of the scientific study of caves and their contents, including the history of caves and technical aspects of cave study and exploration. The Australasian region is covered: Australia, New Zealand and the near Pacific islands, including Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Borneo and occasional east Asian areas.
Helictite was established in 1962 by Edward A. Lane in Sydney, Australia. The founding editors were Edward A. Lane and Aola M. Richards. In 1974 the Speleological Research Council Limited agreed to support the journal with financial assistance and in 1976 acquired ownership and published Volumes 14 to 35. In 1998 the Speleological Research Council Limited incorporated in New South Wales (Speleological Research Council Inc.) and went on to publish Volume 36, The Speleological Research Council Inc. was wound up in October 2000, and the ownership of Helictite passed to the Australian Speleological Federation Inc. in accordance with a mutually signed agreement. The Helictite Commission of ASF was formed in December 2000.
The Helictite Commission is responsible for the publication and distribution of Helictite by:
For more information contact the Commissioner, Sue White or visit the Helictite page under publications.