Journal of Maps

Richard writes to draw our attention to a new online scholarly journal, the Journal of Maps, which launched last year and had their first issue this month. From their about page:

The Journal of Maps is a new inter-disciplinary online, electronic, journal that aims to provide a forum for researchers to publish their maps. Using full peer review and a reverse publishing method (where the author pays for the review process), all published maps will be freely distributed to anyone wishing to view them.

Articles and maps are published in PDF format. The maps are first-rate: I had a look at a couple of the geomorphological maps, which are stunning. Free registration is required, about which I have one gripe: it appears that you cannot opt out of receiving their newsletter — I found that you had to check that box, which is not cricket (see Mike Smith’s comment).