Taylor & Francis

Imago Mundi-The International Journal For The History Of Cartography

(ISSN 1479-7801)

Aims and scope

Imago Mundi is a fully-refereed, English-language journal founded in 1935. It is the only international, interdisciplinary and scholarly journal solely devoted to the study of early maps in all their aspects. Full-length articles, with abstracts in English, French, German and Spanish, deal with the history and interpretation of non-current maps and mapmaking in any part of the world. Imago Mundi also publishes shorter articles that communicate significant new findings or new opinions. All articles are fully illustrated.

Each volume also contains three reference sections that together provide an up-to-date summary of current developments and make Imago Mundi a vital journal of record as well as information and debate: Book Reviews; an extensive and authoritative Bibliography; and a Chronicle, the official record for the previous year compiled from the data supplied by National Representatives in 25 countries.

The range of refereed articles makes Imago Mundi a genuinely interdisciplinary journal, of relevance to a growing number of university courses, not only in history and geography but also in related subject areas, such as the history of art, ideas, literature and the sciences.

Peer Review Policy:

All full-length research articles published in this journal have undergone rigorous double-blind peer review in the normal manner: by initial editorial screening and by at least two anonymous referees, for whom the author also remains anonymous.

What Reviewers say about Imago Mundi

It is difficult to persuade reviewers to consider a single issue of an annual journal - hence most of those below date from the between the time of the redesign of the annual volume in 1995 under the new editor and the change to twice-yearly publication in 2004.

'The four volumes published in the last four years have included fourty-four major articles, by forty-seven authors from sixteen countries...Authors have come from nine major academic fields (history of cartography, geography, history, history of art and architecture, history of science, classics, cartography, politics, and social sciences)...The subject matter of articles is wide-ranging, both spatially and chronologically (up to mid-twentieth century) and includes the theory of the history of cartography...Over eighty per cent of items reviewed in the latest issues had been published within the previous twelve months. Nearly one thousand entries were detailed in the bibliographies included in the four volumes...' (Christopher Board, 'Cartographic activities in the United Kingdom 1995-1999', Cartographic Journal 36 (1999) 88-9.)

'An annual, inter-disciplinary journal, with an international reputation and readership, Imago Mundi comprises authoritative papers on the history of cartography...A thoroughly professional publication, both in terms of the quality of the content of the articles, and also in terms of its appearance, Imago Mundi in many ways now more closely resembles a book or monograph than simply an issue of a journal. The editorial work is thorough and all round it is a highly pleasing publication.' (Cartographic Journal, December 1995).

'...substantial articles by an international cast of contributors...The articles reflect an admirable catholicity of interests and geographical and chronological range, from a medieval English world map to nineteenth-century maps of Southern Africa and from Chinese manuscript maps to color printing of geological maps...taking a broad view and welcoming empirical, interpretive, and theoretical contributions alike'. (Mapline, Autumn/Winter 1995/96).

'Despite cuts in library supplies, this is one journal that all academic libraries, both in humanities and sciences, should continue, since its discussions cover so many other fields' (Times Higher Education Supplement, 23 February 1996)

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