In 1981, noted historian Frederick C. Luebke edited the first issue of Great Plains Quarterly. In his editorial introduction, he wrote

The Center for Great Plains Studies has several purposes in publishing the Great Plains Quarterly. Its general purpose is to use this means to promote appreciation of the history and culture of the people of the Great Plains and to explore their contemporary social, economic, and political problems. The Center seeks further to stimulate research in the Great Plains region by providing a publishing outlet for scholars interested in the past, present, and future of the region." [GPQ 1981 (1:1:3)]

Great Plains Quarterly is published four times a year and includes peer-reviewed articles on a wide variety of regional topics. Great Plains Quarterly seeks a readership of scholars and interested laypersons, and publishes articles on history, literature, culture, and social issues relevant to the Great Plains, which include Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Wyoming, and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. The journal is edited by a faculty member from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and includes a distinguished international board of advisory editors. Recent issues include articles on Blackfeet Reservation and Glacier National Park, transient services in Kansas during 1933-35, maps of the Kiowa-Comanche-Apache Reservation, sea and prairiescapes in contemporary art, racial violence in Kansas, and critical essays on Mari Sandoz and Willa Cather.

Starting with Volume 34 (2014), Great Plains Quarterly is published by University of Nebraska Press and distributed online through Project Muse,


Review of Ho for California! Women's Overland Diaries from the Huntington Library Edited and annotated by Sandra L. Myres, Merrill J. Mattes

Review of Women and Men on the Overland Trail By John Mack Faragher, Robert L. Munkres

Review of Frontier Women: The Trans-Mississippi West, 1840-1880 By Julie Roy Jeffrey, Sandra L. Myres

Review of The Explorations of the La Verendryes in the Northern Plains, 1738-43 By G. Hubert Smith, Abraham P. Nasatir

Review of The Fur Trade of the American West, 1807- 1840: A Geographical Synthesis By David J. Wishart, Doyce B. Nunis Jr.

The Immigrant Church As A Symbol Of Community And Place In The Upper Midwest, Robert C. Ostergren

Review of Trees, Prairies, and People: A History of Tree Planting in the Plains States By Wilmon H. Droze, Richard A. Overfield

Review of The Italians in Oklahoma By Kenny L. Brown, George E. Pozzetta

Review of The Sioux: A Critical Bibliography By Herbert T. Hoover & The Emigrant Indians of Kansas: A Critical Bibliography By William E. Unrau, Francis Paul Prucha

Review of The Germans in Oklahoma By Richard C. Rohrs, LaVern Rippley

Review of The Jews in Oklahoma By Henry J. Tobias, Moses Rischin

Review of The Dust Bowl By Paul Bonnifield & Dust Bowl: The Southern Plains in the 1930s By Donald Worster, Thomas Saarinen

Review of The Germans from Russia in Oklahoma By Douglas Hale, Norman Saul

Review of The Horse in Blackfoot Indian Culture By John C. Ewers, Mary Jane Schneider

Review of The British and Irish in Oklahoma By Patrick J. Blessing, Wilbur S. Shepperson

Review of The American West: New Perspectives, New Dimensions Edited by Jerome O. Steffen, James R. Shortridge

Beyond The Borderlands: Mexican Labor In The Central Plains, 1900-1930, Michael M. Smith

Review of "Paper Talk": Charlie Russell's American West By Brian W. Dippie, Robert Spence

Review of William Robinson Leigh: Western Artist By D. Duane Cummins, Robert Spence

Review of The Pirst Polish Americans: Silesian Settlements in Texas By T. Lindsay Baker, Maria Starczewska- Lambasa

Two Authors And A Hero: Neihardt, Sandoz, And Crazy Horse, Helen Stauffer

Review of The Blacks in Oklahoma By Jimmie Lewis Franklin, Arvarh E. Strickland

The New Rural History: Defining The Parameters, Robert P. Swierenga

Review of The Mexicans in Oklahoma By Michael M. Smith, Ralph H. Vigil

Review of In Search of Canaan: Black Migration to Kansas, 1879-80 By Robert B. Athearn, Walter Weare

Toward A History Of Plains Archeology, Waldo R. Wedel

Review of Folklore from Kansas: Customs, Beliefs, and Superstitions By William E. Koch, Roger L. Welsch

Review of William H. Ashley: Enterprise and Politics in the Trans-Mississippi West By Richard M. Clokey, David J. Wishart

Review of Crossing Frontiers: Papers in American and Canadian Western Literature Edited by Dick Harrison, George Wolf

The John Evans 1796-97 Map Of The Missouri River, W. Raymond Wood

Review of Panhandle Cowboy By John R. Erickson, Nellie Snyder Yost