Description: Imago Mundi is the only English-language scholarly periodical devoted
exclusively to the history of pre-modern maps, mapping, and map-related ideas
from anywhere in the world. It was founded in Berlin in 1935 by the Russian émigré Leo
Bagrow as an annual publication, although only five volumes appeared between
1935 and 1948. From 1975 to 2003 publication was regular. In 2004 Imago
Mundi became a biannual publication. The first volume was in German. Thereafter
English was used with, very occasionally, French. After 2002 (volume 54) Imago
Mundi publishes exclusively in English with foreign language abstracts
(currently French, German, and Spanish). A multi-disciplinary approach was adopted
in 1995. All articles represent original research, are refereed, and are well
illustrated (recent volumes have included color plates). Since 1977 each volume
has contained a full complement of scholarly aids in the form of book reviews,
bibliography, and chronicles, all of which have made Imago Mundi a
valuable journal of record as well as scholarship.
The "moving wall" represents the time period between the last issue
available in JSTOR and the most recently published issue of a journal.
Moving walls are generally represented in years. In rare instances, a
publisher has elected to have a "zero" moving wall, so their current
issues are available in JSTOR shortly after publication.
Note: In calculating the moving wall, the current year is not counted.
For example, if the current year is 2008 and a journal has a 5 year
moving wall, articles from the year 2002 are available.
Terms Related to the Moving Wall
Fixed walls: Journals with no new volumes being added to the archive.
Absorbed: Journals that are combined with another title.
Complete: Journals that are no longer published or that have been
combined with another title.