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Polish Cartographical Review

Journal Details
Open Access
First Published
30 Mar 2015
Publication timeframe
4 times per year
Journal Subjects
Geosciences, Cartography and Photogrammetry, other, History, Topics in History, History of Science
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Journal's original version: electronic version

70 points in the evaluation of Ministry of Education and Science

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.

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Beata Konopska, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Poland

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

Secretary to the Editor
Katarzyna Słomska-Przech, Tadeusz Manteuffel Institute of History, PAS, Poland

Editorial Advisory Board
Marek Baranowski, Institute of Geodesy and Cartography, Poland
Algimantas Česnulevičius, Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences, Lithuania

Igor Drecki, New Zealand Cartographic Society, New Zealand

Dietmar Grünreich, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
Halina T. Kobryn, Murdoch University, Australia
Wolf Günther Koch, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Zenon Kozieł, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
Krystian Kozioł, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Mirosław Krukowski, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Poland
Anna Leonowicz, Swisstopo, Switzerland
Zaniel Novoa Goicochea, Pontificia Universidad Católica Del Perú
Rostyslav Sossa, Lviv Polytechnic National University, Ukraine
Przemysław Śleszyński, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Vít Voženílek, Palacký University of Olomouc, Czech Republic
Zbigniew Zwoliński, Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań, Poland

Section Editor – geoinformatics, geographic information systems: Dariusz Gotlib, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Section Editor – theory of cartography: Jolanta Korycka-Skorupa, University of Warsaw, Poland
Section Editor – multimedia in cartography, geovisualisation, geospatial analyses: Paweł Kowalski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Section Editor – history of cartography: Kamil Nieścioruk, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Poland
Section Editor – thematic cartography, naming conventions: Waldemar Spallek, University of Wrocław, Poland

Technical Editors
Paulina Waszkiewicz, Grafos, Poland
Maria Stadnicka, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Poland
Mariusz Olczyk, University of Warsaw, Poland


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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.

Instructions for preparing a manuscript

The article should contain 20,000–40,000 characters, including spaces (footnotes, references, tables, and figures together with the captions are included). The information about the name, surname, and affiliation of the authors should be on the first page of the article. Please be sure to include the e-mail addresses and ORCID numbers of the authors as well. The information about the sources of funds (grant, scholarship, etc.) should be placed at the end of the article in Acknowledgements.

Article Structure

The name(s) and surname(s) of the author(s) [ALL CAPITALS]
The affiliation(s) of the author(s)
The town and country of the affiliation(s) of the author(s) [e.g. Warsaw, Poland]
The author(s) ORCID; the author(s) e-mail address [e.g.;]

The title of the article

Abstract. [max. 500 words, the abstract must include: purpose, methodology, results, limitations, research/practical implications, originality/value]

Keywords: [from 3 to 5 words or terms]

The text of the article.



References. [in APA 7 format]

Captions for the figures and tables. [All figures and tables should be labelled as Figure 1, Figure 2 (etc.), and tables as Table 1, Table 2 (etc.). All figures and tables must be referred to in the text of the article.]


Additional information

All files should be sent by e-mail (,, or

Text and tables should be in .doc format (Microsoft Word for Windows).

The endnotes, numbered tables with their titles as well as the captions under the figures should be taken out of 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 homogeneous numbering. It should be possible to read the figures in CorelDRAW or Corel PHOTOPAINT program. Figures that have been scanned must have a resolution of 300–600 dpi. Figures should be sent in .tif, .jpg or .cdr format in separate files (not in the text file). Authors should have copyrights to submitted figures or written permission from the author of the figure.

References should be done in APA 7 style. 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 alphabetical order, e.g.:

Dainville, de F. (1962). De la profondeur á l'altitude. Internationales Jahrbuch für Kartographie, 2, 151–160.
ESRI. (2020). Can a heat map be created in ArcMap?
Lapaine, M., & Divjak, A. K. (2017). Famous People and Map Projections. In M. Lapaine & E. Lynn Usery (Eds.), Choosing a map projection (pp. 259–326). Springer.

Article Processing Charge (APC)

To publish in “Polish Cartographical Review”, authors are not required to pay an Article Processing Charge.

Open Access License

This journal provides immediate open access to its content under the Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license. Authors who publish with this journal retain all copyrights and agree to the terms of the above-mentioned CC license.

Open Access Statement

The journal is an Open Access journal that allows a free unlimited access to all its contents without any restrictions upon publication to all user

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By submitting the manuscript to the Polish Cartographical Review, the Authors agree to the promotion of the published paper in journals' social media. The lack of consent for promotion in social media should be noted together with the submission of the manuscript.

Journal Details
Open Access
First Published
30 Mar 2015
Publication timeframe
4 times per year
Journal Subjects
Geosciences, Cartography and Photogrammetry, other, History, Topics in History, History of Science
Journal Metrics