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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.

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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.

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Mike Smith
Woman making a tortilla, Mexico City, Mexico

Editor's Article Top Pick

Handmade tortilla production in the basins of lakes Pátzcuaro and Zirahuén, Mexico

Authors: Marta Astier, Georg Odenthal, Carmen Patricio & Quetzalcoatl Orozco-Ramírez

The Main Map presented in this paper is the result of intensive fieldwork and mapping of 43 rural communities of the Pátzcuaro and Zirahuén basins in central-western Mexico. It shows the presence of handmade-tortilla workshops and considers the natural resources they demand but also their social, economic and cultural significance in the region.

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Current Special Issue

Geomorphological Mapping in Urban Areas

This special issue aims to grow understanding of the effects of urban growth on geomorphological processes/landforms.

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