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The Prairie Naturalist

First published in 1969 by the University of North Dakota, The Prairie Naturalist has been published by South Dakota State University since 2010 and fills an important role as the avenue of communication of research on the North American grasslands and their biota. Articles include research topics such as investigating Great Plains community and landscape ecologies, species-specific population dynamics, mammalogy, ornithology, invertebrate zoology, herpetology, ichthyology, botany, animal behavior, infectious diseases, and biostatistics.

The Prairie Naturalist offers timely technical information for researchers, educators, students, and the interested public. Published quarterly, the journal reaches subscribers throughout the United States and Canada, as well as libraries in Europe and Asia. About 10% of each volume is devoted to shorter and less comprehensive communications (i.e., notes) and book reviews. Manuscripts containing original material not submitted elsewhere are considered for publication; all manuscripts are reviewed by specialists in relevant fields.

In addition to print publication, authors publishing manuscripts in The Prairie Naturalist will now have their manuscripts published as Open Access free of charge on our website. Manuscripts will then appear both in print and online in The Prairie Naturalist Archives.

Formatting guidelines for manuscripts can be found in the Submission Guidelines and current charges for publishing in The Prairie Naturalist can be found in the Page Charges.

The Prairie Naturalist publishes reviews of scholarly books from multiple disciplines that focus on the natural history and ecology of The Great Plains. Information and guidelines for book reviews can be found in the Guidelines for Book Reviews.

To advertise in The Prairie Naturalist, please see the current ad rates.