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Manuscript deadline
31 July 2021

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Journal of Maps

Special Issue Editor(s)

Dr Mike Smith, Plymouth University
[email protected]

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Mapping the UN SDGs and the European Commission’s Horizon Missions

Journal of Maps is actively seeking submissions which contribute to the global policy priorities represented by the European Commission’s Horizon Missions and the  United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), for a Special Issue of the journal to be published in 2022.

As discussed in a recent editorial in the journal, map-making has a vital part to play in analysing, visualizing and presenting progress towards meeting these ambitions. JoM welcomes creative contributions that address both the SDGs/Horizon Missions as a whole, as well as supporting the response to these challenges at the local, national, and international scale. Maps that address all of the SDGs and Horizon Missions are welcomed, and JoM encourages a diverse approach to tackling these global challenges.

Topics might include:

  • epidemiology
  • sea-level rises and flooding
  • migratory patterns
  • environmental communication
  • geopolitics and natural resources
  • urban greenification
  • transport infrastructure
  • habitat preservation
  • climate migration
  • fracking and sustainable energy
  • geography of health poverty

Journal of Maps is a fully open access journal published by Taylor & Francis. All papers undergo rigorous peer review and are freely available subject to the payment of an Article Publishing Charge (APC), without the need for a subscription.

Submissions should clearly indicate in the abstract which SDG(s) and/or Horizon Mission the research relates to. Find out more about the full list of 17 UN SDGs, and why these have been selected as areas of global importance here.

For more information about Journal of Maps, and this Special Issue, contact the Editor-in-Chief, Mike Smith.

This special issue is part of a cross-disciplinary collection in support of the European Commission’s Horizon Missions, with contributions from across the Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences. These missions collectively represent important research and policy priorities facing our global society. The collection will be published to be timed with Earth Day 2022 (22 April 2022) as part of a collaborative effort to support real-world research that addresses the SDGs and global policy priorities.

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