Journal of Maps
Open Access at Taylor & Francis
Journal of Maps offers a unique publishing outlet, designed to highlight mapping and spatial analysis. We look for original and innovative maps and diagrams that cross a broad spectrum of subject areas and look forward to receiving your maps
Dr Mike Smith Professor Nigel Walford
JoM Editor-in-Chief JoM Editor: Social Science
Journal of Maps is a peer-reviewed, inter-disciplinary, online journal that aims to provide a forum for researchers to publish maps and spatial diagrams. In its broadest sense, Journal of Maps ( JoM ) is concerned with social and physical processes that take place on a geographical scale. Topics covered as a broad as footfall in retail marketing, the spread of bird flu or location of geological faults, but the common theme is the use of maps or spatial diagrams to advance understanding.
JoM is intentionally multi-disciplinary and wants to draw upon, and present, work from all subject areas. Not only has this built an increasing archive of mapped data for future researchers to draw upon, but also fosters inter-disciplinary contexts.
Best Map Award 2020
A tourist map of Xi'an: combining historical city characteristics with art
Min Weng, Xiaoyan Song, Lingqi Wang, Huan Xie, Ping Zhang, Shiliang Su & Mengjun Kang
It is with great pleasure that we announce the winner of our "Best Map" of 2020.
Latest Special Issue
We invite contributions to this special issue about the methodologies and tools for representing and mapping geomorphological hazards, with a focus on hazard and risk classification and tools for land planning, risk reduction and mitigation.
31st January 2020: Submit draft proposal
30th May 2020: Submit completed paper
2021: Special Issue published
Mythical Creatures of Europe
Cartoon Abstracts: communicating research in new ways
Authors: Giedrė Beconytė, Agnė Eismontaitė, Jovita Žemaitienė
Supernatural creatures have existed within in folklore of all countries since ancient times. Most of them are believed to reside in particular countries, areas or landscape habitats, thus forming diverse ‘ecological’ communities that could be called mythobiocenoses. These can potentially be analyzed geographically.
The idea to create a map of mythical creatures was initially inspired by the legend about Huang Di, the ‘Yellow Emperor’ of China who encountered on top of a mountain near the Eastern Sea the ancient beast Bai Ze, a wise and holy creature, capable of human speech. The map of Mythical Creatures of Europe represents information on 213 mythical creatures of 68 types that are described in folk-lore of European countries.
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