About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Bulletin (ISSN 0840-9331) is the open-access scholarly journal of the Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives. Our goal is to share information among those involved or interested in map/ GIS librarianship, geospatial data, GIS and other tools. The journal embraces a wide range of methodologies and perspectives and values collaborative and cross-disciplinary work, community partnership, and creative approaches to scholarship.

The ACMLA Bulletin welcomes technical papers, research articles, reviews, digital exhibits and news items related to your area. For more information on these sections please see the Submissions page. 

Publication Frequency

The Bulletin publishes two times a year- a winter and summer issue (usually August and March). The call for papers is typically sent out 6-8 weeks before the publication date over the ACMLA list. Authors need not be association members to submit content.

Copyright and Licensing

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.