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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

Yours sincerely,

Dr Mike Smith                     Professor Nigel Walford       

JoM Editor-in-Chief              JoM Editor: Social Science   

Journal of Maps

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.

Aims and Scope Instructions for Authors

Meet the Editor

We sat down with our Editor-In-Chief, Mike Smith, to ask a few questions about the Journal of Maps, including his experience of open access, and what the journal can do for authors looking to publish maps and spatial diagrams.

Find out what he had to say here

Mike Smith

Most-read articles

Use the links in the table below to view and download the most-read articles from the Journal of Maps.

ArticleAuthor
Fusion of Sentinel-1A and Sentinel-2A data for land cover mapping: a case study in the lower Magdalena region, ColombiaNicola Clerici, Cesar Augusto Valbuena Calderón & Juan Manuel Posada
The Spanish population during the twentieth century and beyondMaria Zuniga, Angel Pueyo & Jose-Luis Calvo
The glacial geomorphology of the Loch Lomond Stadial in Britain: a map and geographic information system resource of published evidenceH. L. Bickerdike, D. J. A. Evans, C. Ó Cofaigh et al.
Interactive mapping for large, open demographic data sets using familiar geographical featuresOliver O'Brien & James Cheshire
Climatic regionalisation of continental ChilePablo Sarricolea, Mariajosé Herrera-Ossandon & Óliver Meseguer-RuizDepartamento de Ciencia
Geology of Piemonte region (NW Italy, Alps–Apennines interference zone)F. Piana, G. Fioraso, A. Irace et al.
Visualising world population density as an interactive multi-scale map using the global human settlement population layerDuncan A. Smith
The geological map of Sardinia (Italy) at 1:250,000 scaleL. Carmignani, G. Oggiano, A. Funedda, P. Conti & S. Pasci

Latest Special Issue

Guest editors:

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.

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Key dates

31st January 2020: Submit draft proposal

30th May 2020: Submit completed paper

2021: Special Issue published

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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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Mapping the Mythical Creatures of Europe

Best Map Award 2018

Tree species distribution in the United States Part 1

Rachel Riemann, Barry T. Wilson, Andrew J. Lister, Oren Cook & Sierra Crane-Murdoch

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Tree species distribution in the United States Part 1

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