Editorial: Cartographic Journals— A Look Back and Prospects for the Future
This article reviews the recent history of journal publishing in the the fields of cartography, GIS, history of cartography, and related subjects. The impact of the Internet and Web-based publishing on cartographic journals is discussed, with particular emphasis on the development of "open access" electronic journal publishing. The philosophy and guiding principles behind Coordinates as an online open-access journal are presented. An effort is made to project existing trends into the future, and to predict the direction of cartographic publishing in the coming decades.
Allen, David Y. (2005). Editorial: Cartographic Journals— A Look Back and Prospects for the Future. ALA Map and Geography Round Table. Available electronically from