Great Plains Studies, Center for


Date of this Version

Spring 2000


Published in Great Plains Research 10 (Spring 2000): 37-38. Copyright © 2000 The Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Used by permission.


With the following articles, we are pleased to initiate a new section, called "Critical Dialogue," to be published whenever a manuscript is accepted that we think addresses a particularly important, potentially controversial issue in the Great Plains. The purpose of the section will be to present alternative perspectives on such issues, to inform our readers and to stimulate rational discussion of the data available for science-based policy and management decisions. Thus, we will invite and peer-review a reasoned response to the stimulating manuscript, and we will provide the original author(s) with an opportunity for rebuttal to that response.