SUBMISSIONS. All manuscripts should be concise: no more than 7,500 words total excluding references and abstract. Tables and figures (including maps) should be carefully composed to achieve the author's goal of clarity of presentation. There is no fixed number set for either figures or tables accompanying a manuscript. Authors should, however, be judicious in their uses of figures and tables. All submissions should be double-spaced, including abstract, text, quotations, and references, with 1-inch page margins. Informational footnotes are not accepted. Authors should prepare a separate title page with their name(s) and affiliation(s), and any acknowledgments, which will not be sent to reviewers. The title of the paper should be repeated directly above the abstract. Authors should email manuscripts as Microsoft Word documents. Figures and tables should be sent as separate files. Email submissions to:
Melissa Marsh, Journals Editorial Assisstant, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Center can do some in-house mapping at no charge to authors, more information here.
If the manuscript is accepted for publication, author(s) will be asked to send the final document via email as a Microsoft Word document.
RESEARCH INVOLVING HUMAN OR OTHER ANIMAL SUBJECTS. Authors presenting research results of studies using human or other animal subjects must note in the methods section of their manuscripts that an Institutional Review Board, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, or other appropriate oversight committee at their institution approved all parts of the proposed investigation before it was undertaken, if such prior approval is required.
REVIEW PROCESS. All manuscripts are given double-blind review. Authors should prepare a separate title page with their name(s) and affiliation(s), and any acknowledgments, which will not be sent to reviewers. The title of the paper should be repeated directly above the abstract. Authors should avoid self-identification in the text. When two external reviewers with expertise in the topic have submitted their evaluations, the Editor makes the final decision to publish.
PAGE CHARGES. At this time page charges are fully subsidized by the UNL Center for Great Plains Studies, except for the costs of printing color images, which are paid by the author(s).
POLICY ON WEBSITES. Authors may post only the abstract from their articles on the website of their choice. Complete citation for the article must accompany the abstract. Information on where to order the article or issue must accompany the abstract. Give the complete address and website for Great Plains Research [www.unl.edu/plains/publications/GPR/gpr.shtml]. Authors are encouraged to purchase reprints of their articles from the printer for distribution to their colleagues.
REPRINTS. Authors will receive a reprint order form by email from the printershortly before publication of the article.
ARTICLE STYLE. The Editor requires that authors write simply and in the first person. Authors should aim to communicate with a broad interdisciplinary audience in jargon-free language and should avoid sexist, racist, or otherwise biased language or intent. The title of the article should be in all caps. The author(s) name(s) are in caps and lower case. Please give the complete address for each author and the email address for the first author. Title should be 10 or fewer words. Line numbering is required.
MAIN HEADINGS are left-justified, all caps, and bold: INTRODUCTION, METHODS, RESULTS, CONCLUSIONS, ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, REFERENCES. Subheadings should be left-justified, title caps, and bold.
ABSTRACT. Author should prepare a short abstract of no more than 200 words that will be interesting to and understood by nonspecialists. The abstract should identify the problem addressed in the paper, outline the methodology, and summarize the results. DO NOT put abstract text into italics.
KEYWORDS. Author should identify five to eight keywords to be listed after the abstract.