What’s known about an area?
Use JournalMap to get a broad perspective of where research has been published or focus on specific areas. You are able to easily visualize literature richness in a given area and identify knowledge gaps. This could be particularly powerful for land managers that need to know everything about their specific parcel of land, or a researcher looking for an underrepresented study area.
JournalMap opens up the possibility to search for literature from similar areas. In many parts of the world, there has been little formal study of the structure and dynamics of local ecosystems, turning resource management into a guessing game. However, research that has been conducted on landscapes that share similar soils and climates can, in many cases, be relevant to these understudies regions. With JournalMap you can easily identify these areas and search them for published studies.
A Study of Studies
The data collected on published articles for JournalMap can be used to look at what, where, and how journals publish. For example, across all journals, almost three quarters of studies from the past 5 years reported geographic coordinates, but used eight different coordinate formats. Also, the geographic distribution of research is, not surprisingly, uneven, but some journals are more cosmopolitan in their published studies than others. View the list of available journals.