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Polish Cartographical Review

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    Information about financing of the Polish Cartographical Review quarterly
    Polish Cartographical Review – type of task: 1. Creating English language versions
    of the published contents; 2. Digitalization of scientific publications and monographs
    to provide and maintain open access to them through the Internet – financed within
    the agreement No. 687/P-DUN/2017 from the resources of the Minister of Science
    and Higher Education devoted to popularization of science.

    Aims and Scope

    The Polish Cartographical Review (Pol. Cartogr. Rev, PCR) is one of the oldest cartographic journals in the world. It has been distributed since 1969 as the continuation of the periodical that had been published in Lvov for 11 years (during the years 1923 to 1934) under the title The Polish Cartographical Review. The quarterly plays an essential role in connection with the increasing importance of spatial information in the contemporary world as well as due to the expanding of use of maps in many areas of social and economic life. As a result, cartography as a field of knowledge, dealing with the methodology of information transmission via maps, is becoming increasingly important; especially facing the new challenges posed by the technological changes, and in the natural consequence - cultural ones.

    The thematic scope of the articles that are published in The Polish Cartographical Review is very diverse. It reflects the main development directions of the contemporary cartography that is worked up by the cartographers and another specialists from the other fields of science for whom the map is the subject of research or the visual presentation of the results. In the area of interest of the magazine are the problems of theory of cartography, editing and perception processes of maps, the use of cartography in the studies of social and economic phenomena, including the use of the remote sensing and GIS tools, as well as the cultural role of the map and the history of cartography.

    Today, like before the World War II, The Polish Cartographical Review is an important forum for exchange of ideas between the cartographers - workers of science, and the contractors or users of space information in the field of research related to utilitarian aspects of the cartographic activity.

    The magazine is a quarterly that is edited by Polish scientists connected with Polish Geographical Society. The reviewers are foreign and Polish scientists. The consultative body is the international Advisory Editorial Board.

    Similarity Check Plagiarism Screening System

    The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.

    Detailed description of the Similarity Check System can be found at:


    Submission of Manuscripts

    Instructions for Authors

    The Editorial Board of The Polish Cartographical Review accepts only the original materials. The submission of the manuscript implies that the work has not been published before in any language. The subject matter of the materials covers cartography and the related fields, e.g. geoinformatics, remote sensing, geodesy, taking into account the aspects of cartography. The articles can apply to the theory or practice of cartography, database development methodology, topographic and review maps and their use. We are interested in the subjects of contemporary cartography and its history.

    Articles should present the results of research and analysis, bringing the new knowledge to our discipline. The works of the international significance are preferred. The article should contain 20000 - 40000 characters, including spaces (footnotes, references, tables and figures together with the captions are included). The information about the name, surname, affiliation of the author should be on the first page of the article. Please be sure to include the e-mail address of the author as well. The information about the sources of fund (grant, scholarship etc.) should be placed at the end of the article.

    Article Structure
    The name(s) and surname(s) of an/the author(s)
    The name(s) and address(es) of the affiliation(s) of an/the author(s)
    The title of the article
    The keywords (max. 5 words or terms should be supplied)

    Abstract (max. 500 words):

    • purpose
    • methodology
    • results
    • limitations
    • research/practical Implications
    • originality/value.

    The text of the article. Captions for the figures and tables.

    Texts and figures should be sent by e-mail (jrsiwek@uw.edu.pl); it would be better to use such a data format: doc Microsoft Word for Windows.

    The footnotes, numbered tables with their titles as well as the captions under the figures should be taken out the text and placed at the end of the article separately. Please limit the number and size of the footnotes. The max. format for the illustrations should be 136x195 mm (including the space for the captions). Drawings and photos should be made at the appropriate technical level with the homogeneous numbering. It should be possible to read the figures in CorelDRAW or Corel PHOTOPAINT program. The figures that have been scanned must have the resolution of 300-600 dpi. Save your manuscript in tif, jpg or cdr format and put in the separate files (not in the text file).

    The list of references should be limited to the works that are cited in the article. References should consist of the complete list of the authors and should be given in the alphabetical order, e.g.:Dainville, de F., 1962, De la profondeur á l'altitude. "Intern. Jahrbuch für Kartogr." Bd. 2, pp. 151-160.
    Keates J.S., 1973, Cartographic design and production. London: Longman.
    Stewart J., Kennelly P.J., 2010, Illuminated choropleth maps. "Annals of the Assoc. of Amer. Geographers" Vol. 100, No. 3, pp. 513-534.

    The Internet sources should be put after the references (or after the juxtaposition of atlases and maps) in the order they are cited in the text.

    The journal does not have article processing charges (APCs) nor article submission charges.

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    Editorial Information

    Beata Konopska, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Poland

    Deputy/ Managing Editor
    Jerzy Siwek, University of Warsaw, Poland

    Editorial Advisory Board
    Andrzej Ciołkosz, Institute of Geodesy and Cartography, Poland
    Marek Baranowski, Institute of Geodesy and Cartography, Poland
    Andrzej Czerny, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Poland
    Algimantas Česnulevičius, Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences, Lithuania
    Igor Drecki, New Zealand Cartographic Society, New Zealand
    Janusz Gołaski, Poznań University of Life Sciences
    Dietmar Grünreich, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
    Krzysztof Kałamucki, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Poland
    Halina T. Kobryn, Murdoch University, Australia
    Wolf Günther Koch, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
    Anna Leonowicz, Swisstopo, Switzerland
    Tomasz Niedzielski, University of Wrocław, Poland
    Wiesław Ostrowski, University of Warsaw, Poland
    Rostyslav Sossa, State Scientific and Production Enterprise "Kartographia", Ukraine
    Vít Voženílek, Palacký University of Olomouc, Czech Republic

    Dariusz Gotlib, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
    Jerzy Ostrowski, Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
    Jacek Pasławski, University of Warsaw, Poland

    Language Editors
    Aleksandra Romanowska, Institute of Geodesy and Cartography, Poland

    Technical Editors
    Bożena Ogorzelska, University of Warsaw, Poland
    Tomasz Nowacki, University of Warsaw, Poland
    Paulina Waszkiewicz, Grafos, Poland


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