The Cartographic Journal

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Published since 1964, The Cartographic Journal is our world-leading peer-reviewed academic periodical that presents the very latest research in the world of mapping. Its scope covers the art, science and technology of presenting, communicating and analysing spatial relationships through cartography, geovisualization and their associated disciplines.

The Cartographic Journal is published quarterly by Taylor & Francis and circulates to BCS members (Fellows, Full, Corporate, Small Corporate, and Educational) and institutional subscribers in over 50 countries.


To submit a paper, first register on the Journal’s Editorial Manager website and follow the instructions for authors.

If you have any queries about the submission process, or any general enquiries about The Cartographic Journal, please contact the Editor, Dr Alexander Kent.

If you would like to be added to our database of reviewers for books and atlases, contact the Editorial Assistant, Martin Davis.

Online access

Members who are entitled to receive The Cartographic Journal should have received instructions on how to access it through Taylor & Francis. If you are unable to, please email Taylor & Francis with your membership details and ask for your account to be activated.


BCS members (see above for eligible categories) can enjoy online access to current and back Issues as one of their membership benefits. Non-members can buy individual issues of The Cartographic Journal directly from Taylor & Francis.