The Parsons Journal for Information Mapping

The Parsons Journal for Information Mapping (PJIM) is calling for papers and projects for publication in the September 2010 issue. PJIM is an academic journal and online forum designed to share knowledge about information mapping and its related disciplines (information design, data/knowledge visualization, taxonomies, data analytics, informatics, information systems, and graphic interface design).

PJIM is published quarterly by the Parsons Institute for Information Mapping and focuses on both the theoretical and practical aspects of information visualization. With each issue, the Journal aims to present novel ideas and approaches that advance the field of Knowledge Visualization through visual, engineering, and cognitive methods.

We are interested in publishing original essays, academic manuscripts, interactive and non-interactive projects, and project documentation that address representation, processing, and communication of information. PJIM encourages interdisciplinary thinking and approaches.

We are open to submissions regarding, but not limited to, the following disciplines:

  • Visual analysis and interpretation,
  • Social, political, or economic discourse surrounding information, distribution and use,
  • Cognition, thinking, and learning,
  • Visual and perceptual literacy,
  • Historical uses of information and imagery, and Semiotics

PJIM accepts submissions in the following styles:

  • Traditional academic manuscripts that share empirical, methodological, and/or applied findings;
  • Research-based academic essays with proper citations;
  • Research – and/or interview – based articles; and
  • Interactive and non-interactive projects, accompanied by project documentations.

PJIM does not accept “advertorials” or case studies of companies or commercial products.

Abstract Submissions Must Include the Following Information

  • Authors (all): name, highest degree, mailing address, phone, fax, e-mail, and institutional affiliation as appropriate
  • Biography (all authors): a brief, 25-50 word biography
  • Title: title of your submission
  • Keywords: a list of 5-10 keywords
  • Abstract: description of the proposed, full submission, maximum of 250 words
  • Format: description of the format of the final submission and what PJIM should expect to receive from you
  • Technologies: description of project tools if applicable (e.g. URL, images, graphics, illustrations, etc.)

All manuscripts and essays must be submitted and formatted in Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format. For more information and submission guidelines.

About The Parsons Institute for Information Mapping

The Parsons Institute for Information Mapping (PIIM) is a Research, Development, and Professional Services facility within The New School, located in New York City. PIIM’s mission is to advance the field of Knowledge Visualization through academic and commercial pursuits.

PIIM researchers and staff disseminate their expertise in information categorization, knowledge representation, information taxonomy development, information logic and raking/scoring, knowledge visualization, and Graphic User Interface (GUI) and User Experience Design (UXD) by developing powerful tools and methods for decision makers and analysts. PIIM’s work seeks to increase decision maker and analyst cognition of complex data sets via efficient experiences and visualizations.

In both its own research and its engagements with government agencies, corporations and other organizations, PIIM pushes the boundaries of information, engineering and visual design to develop new ways of thinking about information – and to build and deliver corresponding real world solutions.


  • Abstracts due: August 16, 2010
  • Full submissions due: September 20, 2010
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