Great Plains Studies, Center for



Date of this Version

Spring 1999


Published in Great Plains Research 9 (Spring 1999): 03-04. Copyright © 1999 The Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Used by permission.


Exciting changes at Great Plains Research (GPR) are occurring. As the new Associate Editor for the social sciences, I will be encouraging and handling submissions relevant to the social sciences, including anthropology, cultural science, economics, ethnography, family science, psychology, and sociology. Our aim is to expand the scope of high quality submissions to GPR in several ways. First, we are working to add major abstract and indexing services in the social sciences. We understand the importance of promoting the impact of our published work. Second, we are soliciting synthesis and thoughtful reviews of major social issues for the Great Plains region as well as inviting feature articles from prominent scholars in both the social and natural sciences. These articles should be of broad interest and enhance the prominence of GPR and, hopefully, they will spur more research in and knowledge of social sciences relevant to the plains. Nominations for these features are always welcome! And third, authors of social science articles in GPR should be aware that they are eligible to receive the Leslie Hewes Award for best article in each volume. The winner of this award will be invited to the annual Fellow's lunch to receive a certificate and a modest cash award to recognize and help support their endeavors.