The April 2009 issue of EPA contained the first in what will become a regular series of graphics. Our reasoning is simple. More and more of the way the world is communicated takes place through graphical means, and academic journals need to reflect that development. As has already been pointed out in this journal, there is a large and growing popular mapping movement: indeed, it could be argued that academic journals are behind the times in this regard.
Graphics can contain a multitude of different forms: maps, of course, but also various kinds of chart and diagram. The only common thread is that they communicate easily and well around such themes as distribution or density. What is certain is that a good graphic often really is worth a thousand words.
We are lucky that Professor Danny Dorling has agreed to be our first graphics editor. Danny has a track record of producing graphics that communicate the world in different and pithy ways. He will bring that expertise to bear on choosing contributions from a wide range of authors on a wide range of topics. Once again, this journal is trying to blaze a trail.
Please send suggestions for future images for inclusion to firstname.lastname@example.org
Below are the links to all the graphics featured in this series so far.
|Volume 43(12)||Travelling to work: the differing employment geographies of households in neighbourhoods of low and high deprivation in North and South Tyneside (2011)|
|Martin Rivas Perez, Frances Hodgson|
|Volume 43(10)||GDP, livability, population, and income inequality of world cities (2011)|
|Xingjian Liu, Ben Derudder, Yaolin Liu|
|Volume 43(8)||What’s in a NUTS? Visualizing hierarchies of Europe’s administrative/statistical regions (2011)|
|Volume 43(6)||Public spending, austerity, and the crisis (2011)|
|Volume 43(4)||The visual genealogy of spinoff companies in the technology sector in Seattle, 2008 (2011)|
|Heike Mayer, Stuart Armstrong|
|Volume 43(2)||Labour’s three-term spending record, 1997 – 2010 (2011)|
|Volume 42(12)||'Geomorphology' of population health in Japan: looking through the cartogram lens (2010)|
|Volume 42(10)||The distribution of the resident population across the City of Cape Town, 2001 (2010)|
|Ivan Turok, Ken Sinclair-Smith, Mike Shand|
|Volume 42(8)||Social stratification in the United States (2010)|
|Stephen J Rose|
|Volume 42(6)||Contemporary Mappa Mundi: American exceptionalism in the world city network (2010)|
|Sandra Vinciguerra, Peter J Taylor, Michael Hoyler, Kathy Pain|
|Volume 42(4)||The virtual ‘bible belt’ (2010)|
|Matthew Zook, Mark Graham|
|Volume 42(2)||Worldwide differences in executive pay, culture, well-being, and economic growth (2010)|
|Martijn J Burger, Bas Karreman|
|Volume 41(10)||Murders of women by intimate partners (2009)|
|Volume 41(8)||Wars, massacres, and atrocities of the 20th century (2009)|
|Volume 41(6)||Global inequality, death, and disease (2009)|
|Volume 41(4)||The world distribution of gross national income, 2007 (2009)|