Terra Digitalis is a peer-reviewed international e-journal of maps. It is edited by research institutes and centers of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). The journal publishes maps accompanied by their descriptive articles.
To provide a forum for the publication of thematic maps related with Earth Sciences and Geography, among other disciplines, to facilitate the online distribution of digital cartographic works and recognize its value as scientific products.
The journal main audience are the Earth Sciences and Geography academic communities. Although it accepts contributions from any region of the world, studies focusing on Mexico and Latin America are especially welcomed.
The review process is double blind, performed by external peers, and online.
The maps, accompanied by their descriptive articles, aiming to be published in Terra Digitalis must be submitted complying with the points described in the Submit section
The procedure for selecting the materials submitted consists of: 1) A first review performed by the editor in chief, to determine if the work meets the objective and scope of the journal. If this is the case: 2) The work is assigned to the section editor, who will select two external reviewers to perform a double blind type review. Subsequently: 3) The editor in chief takes into account the peer reviews and the section’s editor opinion to decide if the article can be accepted, in which case the author is informed and must send the final version of the manuscript taking into account the editors opinions and reviewers comments.
Terra Digitalis adheres to the COPE ethic guidelines (http://publicationethics.org/) .
The journal is biannual (January-June, July-December), in digital format only. Contributions can be either in English or Spanish.
The institution in charge of the edition of Terra Digitalis is the Instituto de Geografía from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), who works in colaboration with some other UNAM’s Institutes and Research Centers like the Instituto de Geología, Geofísica, the Centro de Investigaciones en Geografía Ambiental and Centro de Geociencias. The journal is self financed by the mentioned editing institutions.
Terra Digitalis is an Open Access journal and its contents fall under an Attribution-NonCommercial ShareAlike 4.0 Internacional (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) Creative Commons license. The author preserves the rights of the published material. Post-prints can be self-archived by authors (Sherpa-Romeo: blue).
Terra Digitalis adheres to the FAIR principles for data sharing, which stands for:
Findable: Using DOIs to identify the articles and maps
Accesible: Layers and maps can be downloaded through HTTP
Interoperable: Using Geonode whichs allows publishing data anda metadata in a variety of standards OGC compliant (ISO, FGDC, NASA DIF, DublinCore)
Reusable: Under a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0), meaning you can copy, transform and redistribute the material as long as the appropiate credits are given, the material is not used for commercial purposes and redistribution is made under the same license as the original work.
Terra Digitalis is listed by the Peer reviewed academic journals catalog of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) (http://www.revistas.unam.mx/), the Latindex Directory (https://www.latindex.org/) and the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).
All submitted manuscripts are inspected using Turnitin software.
We do not charge any publication fee.
Terra Digitalis, Año 6, Núm. 1-2, junio 2022 - diciembre 2022, es una publicación semestral editada por la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, a través del Instituto de Geografía, Circuito de la Investigación Científica s/n, Ciudad Universitaria, Col. Copilco, Del. Coyoacán, C.P. 04510, Ciudad de México, Tel. (+52 55) 5623-4104 ext. 154, http://terradigitalis.una