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Journal of Maps 2015 Impact Factor
It's Impact Factor time!! All the movers and shakers will be looking through the citation reports from Thomson Reuters to see how the different publications are performing and find out who's up and who's down!...

posted on: Tue, 14 Jun 2016 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

Open Access to Publicly Funded Research
Well, just when you thought the Finch Report had had the last word in open access publication and access to government funded research....

posted on: Fri, 03 Jun 2016 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

Some government sense...
Following on from my earlier post from Sense About Science, the government have now suspended implementation of the anti-lobbying clause for further consultation. Whilst not removed (yet), this is good news and allows researchers to set out a sensible case.

posted on: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

Century!
A small milestone with a paper from my PhD (Smith, M.J. and Clark, C.D. (2005) "Methods for the visualisation of digital elevation models for landform mapping." Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 30, 7, 885-900) hitting its century of citations - yes 100! Bringing flashbacks just looking at it again!!!

posted on: Fri, 15 Apr 2016 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

Government Nonsense About Science
Yes, believe it or not the government wants to STOP scientists from influencing Parliament when they have funded research....

posted on: Thu, 17 Mar 2016 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

Surviving a Global Zombie Attack
Surviving a Global Zombie Attack... now who would have thought biomathematics could be so useful!!

posted on: Thu, 03 Mar 2016 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

GISc RG Dissertation Prize
Great news for one of my MSc dissertation students last year, Jen Rozier, as she has just been awarded the RGS GISc Research Group dissertation prize. Her project Vegetation Response and Recovery in the 20 years following the 1982 eruption of El Chichón volcano: A Remote Sensing Approach looked at effects of vegetation recovery following the El Chichon eruption and correlating them with potential topographic effects and proxies using multi-temporal Landsat data. This has also now been summarised in a short article for Sterling Geo (the UK reseller for ERDAS Imagine) titled El Chichón: Vegetation Response and Recovery Following a Volcanic Eruption.

posted on: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

Journal of Maps Best Maps
The Map Room highlighted the Journal of Maps Best Maps today in this blog post. Our Best Maps are freely available, but since being published in partnership with Taylor and Francis we have become subscription based which means everything up to 2012 is open access....

posted on: Wed, 03 Feb 2016 | path: /publications/journals | permanent link to this entry

Editorial: summary of activities 2015
Smith, M.J. (2016) Journal of Maps What is a map? A seemingly innocuous question that is deftly handled by the International Cartographic Association (ICA, 2015) as "a symbolised representation of geographical reality, representing selected features or characteristics, resulting from the creative effort of its author's execution of choices, and is designed for use when spatial relationships are of primary relevance.”"

posted on: Mon, 07 Dec 2015 | path: /publications/journals | permanent link to this entry

FREE EPRINT: Manual mapping of drumlins in synthetic landscapes to assess operator effectiveness
For the first 50 people, get your free eprint of Manual mapping of drumlins in synthetic landscapes to assess operator effectiveness Hillier, J., Smith, M.J. et al

posted on: Thu, 24 Sep 2015 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

CLustre: semi-automated lineament clustering for palaeo-glacial reconstruction
Smith, M.J., Anders, N. and Keesstra, S.D. (in press) Earth Surface Processes and Landforms Datasets containing large numbers (>10,000) of glacial lineaments are increasingly being mapped from remotely sensed data in order to develop a palaeo-glacial reconstruction or ”inversion”....

posted on: Wed, 12 Aug 2015 | path: /publications/journals | permanent link to this entry

Journal of Maps 2014 Impact Factor
It's that time of year again, yes Impact Factors are out and whether we like it or not authors and journals, alongside all those who rank them, will be sifting through the data to see who's up and who's down!...

posted on: Fri, 19 Jun 2015 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

OPEN ACCESS EPRINT: Optimising UAV image quality using consumer cameras
O'Connor, J. and Smith, M.J. (2015) Geomatics World Surveys using UAVs and photogrammetry are becoming ubiquitous. It is in the community’s best interests to remember the fundamentals of image capture. James O'Connor and Mike J Smith of the School of Geography, Geology and the Environment, Kingston University review the main considerations for image capture when undertaking an aerial survey using consumer grade cameras and make recommendations for acquiring the best imagery.

posted on: Thu, 18 Jun 2015 | path: /publications/journals | permanent link to this entry

International Data Rescue Award in the Geosciences
I wanted to highlight the 2015 International Data Rescue Award in the Geosciences which is run by and IEDA and Elsevier....

posted on: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

OPEN ACCESS EPRINT: Use of legacy data in geomorphological research
Smith, M.J., Keesstra, S. and Rose, J. (2015) GeoResJ This paper considers legacy data and data rescue within the context of geomorphology....

posted on: Wed, 18 Mar 2015 | path: /publications/journals | permanent link to this entry

Bukard 1992: Determination of the mean scarp thickness d0 to compute flow avalanches (TRANSLATION)
[NOTE: way back during the mists of my MSc whilst research the runout of high frequency avalanches in British Columbia, Canada, I asked a fellow student (Matthias Jacob) to translate a paper written in German from the Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research....

posted on: Tue, 10 Mar 2015 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

10 **FREE** copies JoM 2010 Best Map: The Forgotten Capital: A Historical Atlas of Sandwich, Ontario
At the Journal of Maps we are having a small clearout and are giving away 10 FREE high quality prints of the Journal of Maps 2010 Best Map award winner: Lafreniere, D. and Rivet, D. (2010) The Forgotten Capital: A Historical Atlas of Sandwich, Ontario Printed at the following specifications: Flat Size: 297 × 420mm (A3) Colours: 4 colour process Paper: 170gsm matt (350 gsm matt cover) Print Method: HP Indigo digital print Supply: 13 page atlas, wiro bind on the left hand edge If you would like a copy please leave your contact details in the comments below - winners will be drawn after Friday 27th March 2015.

posted on: Sun, 08 Mar 2015 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

FREE EPRINT: Summary of activities 2014
For the first 50 people, get your free eprint of Summary of activities 2014 Smith, M.J.

posted on: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

Best Map Giveaway: 20 free copies
At the Journal of Maps we are having a small clearout and are giving away 20 FREE high quality prints of the Journal of Maps 2013 Best Map award winner: Relief-Rock-Soil relationship in the transition of Atlantic Plateau to Peripheral Depression, Sao Paulo, Brazil Fernando Nadal Junqueira Villela, Jurandyr Luciano Sanches Ross and Sidneide Manfredini These are printed to the following specifications: Flat Size: 297 × 420mm (A3)...

posted on: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

FREE EPRINT: Manual mapping of a synthetic landscape to assess operator effectiveness
For the first 50 people, get your free eprint of Manual mapping of a synthetic landscape to assess operator effectiveness Hillier, J.K., Smith, M.J., Barr, L., Boston, C., Clark, C.D., Ely, R., Fankl, A., Greenwood, S., Gosselin, L., Hattesrand, C., Hogan, K., Hughes, A., Livingstone, S.J., Lovell, H., McHenry, M., Munoz, Y., Pelicier13, X., Pellitero, R., Robb, C., Robertson, S., Ruther, D., Spagnolo, M., Standell, M., Stokes, C., Storrar, R., Tate, N., Wooldridge, K. Journal of Maps

posted on: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

What I wish I’d known when I first started editing a journal…The role of reviewers
A short piece on the Role of Reviewers over at Taylor and Francis Editor Resources

posted on: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

Manual mapping of a synthetic landscape to assess operator effectiveness
Hillier, J.K., Smith, M.J., Barr, L., Boston, C., Clark, C.D., Ely, R., Fankl, A., Greenwood, S., Gosselin, L....

posted on: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 | path: /publications/journals | permanent link to this entry

OPEN ACCESS EPRINT: Multiresolution segmentation to automatically delimit landforms in DEMs: tests using synthetic drumlins
Eisank, C., Smith, M.J. and Hillier, J. (2014) Geomorphology Mapping or “delimiting” landforms is one of geomorphology's primary tools....

posted on: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 | path: /publications/journals | permanent link to this entry

Testing techniques to quantify drumlin height and volume: synthetic DEMs as a diagnostic tool
Hillier, J.K. and Smith, M.J. (2014) Earth Surface Processes and Landforms Glacial bedform height (H) and volume (V) likely preserve important information about the behaviour of former ice sheets....

posted on: Tue, 18 Mar 2014 | path: /publications/journals | permanent link to this entry

FREE EPRINT: Journal of Maps Editorial: Summary of 2013
For the next 50 clicks, get access to the Journal of Maps Editorial: Summary of 2013

posted on: Fri, 14 Feb 2014 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

Geomorphological Mapping
Smith, M.J. and Pain, C. (2011) In: Gregory, K. and Goudie, A. (eds) SAGE Handbook of Geomorphology, International Association of Geomorphologists Mapping of landforms is probably as old as the making of maps....

posted on: Wed, 02 Oct 2013 | path: /publications/reports | permanent link to this entry

Geovisualisation
Smith, M.J., Hillier, J., Otto, J-C. and Geilhausen, M. (2013) In: John F. Shroder (editor-in-chief), Bishop, M....

posted on: Wed, 02 Oct 2013 | path: /publications/reports | permanent link to this entry

Section 2.6: Geomorphological mapping
Otto, J-C. and Smith, M.J. (2013) In: Clarke, L. (Ed.) Geomorphological Techniques (Online Edition). British Society for Geomorphology Geomorphological mapping is regarded as a fundamental technique of the discipline producing valuable base data for geomorphological and environmental research and practice....

posted on: Wed, 02 Oct 2013 | path: /publications/reports | permanent link to this entry

Journal of Maps Impact Factor
Just a quick note.... the notional "ranking" of journals through impact factors are out for the 2012 publishing year. Good news for authors and readers of the Journal of Maps which sees the Impact Factor rise to 0.769..... maps are important and this emphasises that, even with us publishing more articles, there is a significant increase in citations demonstrating their relevance to contemporary research. This is no better demonstrated than through our Best Map award winner last year which is currently available for a free download from Taylor and Francis and also available in print form for purchase.

posted on: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

Journal of Maps Editor's Choice
Just wanted to flag to people the Editor's Choice over at the Journal of Maps. These are available to download for free and include many of the previous Best Map Award Winners. So, take a look, there are some great maps.

posted on: Sat, 27 Apr 2013 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

Subglacial bedforms reveal an exponential size-frequency distribution
Hillier, J., Smith, M.J., Clark, C.D., Stokes, C.R. and Spagnolo, M. (2013) Geomorphology Subglacial bedforms preserved in deglaciated landscapes record character-istics of past ice-sediment flow regimes, providing insight into subglacial processes and ice sheet dynamics....

posted on: Sat, 09 Feb 2013 | path: /publications/journals | permanent link to this entry

Bibliographic webmap: the Physical Landscape of Britain and Northern Ireland
Piccinini, C., Smith, M.J., Hooke, J. and Hesketh, K. (2013) Journal of Maps In this article we present the development of a web mapping application as part of the “Physical Landscape of Britain and Northern Ireland” project....

posted on: Sat, 09 Feb 2013 | path: /publications/journals | permanent link to this entry

Non-sense about science
Yes, The Express is at it again; that bastion of Britishness, source of high quality news stories that just might make The Sun look like evidence based journalism has decided that to sell more copy it needs to advocate alternative treatments for cancer....

posted on: Tue, 18 Dec 2012 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

Vagaries of peer review......
I was recently asked to review a paper at an open access journal......I'm happy to reciprocate on this whole process as it's what oils the whole research process....

posted on: Fri, 03 Aug 2012 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

OA Costs.....
OA costs raised its head again this week when I was asked to review a paper for Remote Sensing, published by MDPI who have specialised in open access for a number of years....

posted on: Wed, 04 Jul 2012 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

EO Wilson: Letter to a Young Scientist
EO Wilson delivers is a simply fabulous lecture over at TED. Titled "Letter to a Young Scientist", it implores young people to understand the importance of science to our global future, take on the exciting mantle that science offers, enjoy the ground breaking work you can undertake and above all don't become obsessive about maths. Science is about being creative, finding unexplored regions of (unknown) knowledge (run from the sound of the gun) and working in teams that can crack hard problems. It's fulfilling and the vastness of scientific subjects means that anyone can find a home.

posted on: Fri, 29 Jun 2012 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

Finch report has landed
Well the Finch report in to increasing access to published research has finally landed. And perhaps the summarised conclusions (need to read in detail!)...

posted on: Tue, 19 Jun 2012 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

Geoscience Data Journal
Paolo also pinged me a link to the Geoscience Data Journal, published by Wiley under open access. Data publication is close to my heart (and Journal of Maps) and something I have blogged about before here, here and here....

posted on: Thu, 10 May 2012 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

Wellcome Trust goes OA - academic publishing and the future
An interesting story over at the BBC about the Wellcome Trust publishing it's own open access journal, eLife....

posted on: Wed, 11 Apr 2012 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

Testing 3D landform quantification methods with synthetic drumlins in a real digital elevation model
Hillier, J.K. and Smith, M.J. (2012) Geomorphology Metrics such as height and volume quantifying the 3D morphology of landforms are important observations that re?...

posted on: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 | path: /publications/journals | permanent link to this entry