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Published in Great Plains Research 4:2 (August 1994). Copyright © 1994 The Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Used by permission.


This issue marks an end of an era for Great Plains Research. Begun in 1990 as a path breaking regional interdisciplinary science and social science journal, Great Plains Research is now poised for its fifth year of existence. Recently giving it a strong vote of confidence was a review panel chosen from the Fellows of the Center for Great Plains Studies to evaluate GPR. Their report issued in the spring of 1994 noted that because of the high quality of its initial editing and article submissions, the journal has quickly established itself as a quality scientific scholarly publication with an international interdisciplinary clientele.

GPR was first published under the editorship of Paul Kay. His first assistant editor was Clare McKanna, Jr. Upon Paul Kay's acceptance of an appointment at the University of Waterloo in 1992, Clare McKanna was elevated to the editorship. He has since relocated to San Diego, California, where he teaches courses in the Department of History at San Diego State University.

Beginning with Volume 5, Great Plains Research will be edited by Clark Archer of the Department of Geography at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, and his editorial assistant will be Mark Swetland, graduate student in the Department of Anthropology at UNL.