Journal of Maps | High Quality Open Access Journal | Taylor & Francis

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Submit to Journal of Maps

Increase the impact of your research

Journal of Maps offers a unique inter-disciplinary platform for publishing high-quality maps and spatial diagrams across the broad spectrum of physical and social sciences.

Publishing under an open model, the journal provides an excellent opportunity to obtain a second publication from your research by publishing a map that is derived from your underlying spatial data. 

Journal of Maps is indexed in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) and has a 2020 Impact Factor of 2.709.

What can I publish in Journal of Maps?

Journal of Maps examines social and physical processes that take place on a geographical scale, using maps or spatial diagrams to advance understanding across any discipline. Visit our Best Map Award page to see some examples of the inter-disciplinary research previously published in the journal.

Turning your data set into a publication adds significant value to your research by presenting and communicating findings visually to reach new audiences, allowing you to tell the full story of your research in a way that others can draw upon.

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Why submit to Journal of Maps?

Publishing a map or spatial diagram in Journal of Maps allows you to:

  • Bring your data to life through visual representation.
  • Reach new audiences for your research by publishing under an open model.
  • Foster new collaborations across disciplines by making your data freely accessible.
  • Ensure appropriate credit for your research data with a citable publication.
  • Retain ownership by publishing using a creative commons license. 

Before you submit your research, please read and adhere to our our Instructions for Authors.


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Questions about the publishing process?

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