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3501.2 - A scientometric analysis of cartographic open access journals

Monday, July 3
1:50 PM - 2:10 PM
Location: Delaware A

Trends, progress and change within a scientific discipline find expression in academic journals and can be evaluated by means of scientometric analysis. However, relevant studies in the realm of cartography are rare and limited to publications with restricted access. Against this background, and on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of meta-carto-semiotics, Journal for Theoretical cartography, which has been edited by the authors since 2008, this paper presents a scientometric analysis of all cartographic journals indexed and certified by the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). On the one hand, we will investigate how publications are distributed among topics, languages and countries, and what are the most cited papers. One the other hand, we will try to compare our results with bibliometric data published on restricted access journals in order to analyze topics and countries over- or underrepresented within open- and restricted access publications, and to reveal possible research deficits.

Florian Hruby

Geovisualization Specialist
National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity

MSc (2006) and PhD (2011) in Cartography and Geoinformation at the University of Vienna; since 2013: specialist for geovisualization at the National Commission for Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity (CONABIO); since 2013: lecturer at the University of Vienna, Department of Geography and Regional Research; since 2008: co-editor of meta-carto-semiotics // Journal for theoretical cartography


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Alexander Wolodtschenko

Dr. Dr.h.c.
cartograph, carto-semiotician

Dr. Dr.h.c. Alexander Wolodtschenko was chairman of the ICA Commission on Theoretical Cartography (1999-2011). He is editor of e-almanac , co-editor of e-journal and cartosemiotic issue.
Co-founder and co-chairman of section “Eco- and Cartosemiotics”, German Association of Semiotics. Author of 15 cartographic-semiotic monographs, 30 illustrated mini-atlases and more than 300 diverse articles. 35 years he has worked at the Dresden University of Technology as research assistant of the Institute of Cartography (1979-2014).


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Carl M. Sack

Graduate Student
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Carl M Sack, MS, Graduate Student in Cartography and GIS at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. My PhD dissertation focuses on best practices for teaching web mapping. This is another very long sentence to fill out the silly fifty word minimum. I like pie, especially apple pie. My favorite color is green.


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