Great Plains Natural Science Society


The Prairie Naturalist

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The Prairie Naturalist 44: 111-128. December 2012


Published by the Great Plains Natural Science Society, 2012. Used by permission.


These guidelines present updated policies and procedures for submitting scientific manuscripts for consideration for publication in The Prairie Naturalist (PNAT). These guidelines incorporate substantial changes that have occurred following a change in Editorial staff during January 2009, and update the online “Suggestions for Contributors” guidelines provided on the PNAT website (; these instructions supersede all previous guidelines.

Tables and appendices are included for common word expressions with superfluous wording (Table 1), examples of correct format and style guidelines for tables accompanying manuscripts (Table 2, Appendix A), guidance in properly preparing Research notes (Appendix B) and citing literature (Appendix C), and mandatory abbreviations for tables, figures and parenthetical expressions (Appendix D).