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The Prairie Naturalist ...

... the newest journal in the Eagle Hill Naturalist family of journals.

The Prairie Naturalist (Online ISSN 2766-8096, Print ISSN 0091-0376) is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original articles and notes focused on natural history research in the North American Great Plains. It was founded in 1969 by the North Dakota Natural Science Society, later renamed the Great Plains Natural Science Society, which published it as a print journal through 2020.

The Prairie Naturalist continues to be the official journal of the Great Plains Natural Science Society.

The Eagle Hill Institute, as the new publisher, offers:

• over 20 years of experience by the publisher of consistently providing timely high-quality peer-reviewed research.

• article-by-article online publication for prompt distribution to a global audience.

• an efficient and responsive review process.

• the expertise to bring proposals to rapid fruition for Special Issues based on a series of invitational articles or conference proceedings.

• the capability to accommodate publication of a wide range of supplemental files in association with journal articles

Indexing ... The Prairie Naturalist is indexed in Web of Science ( and by way of author entries in Google Scholar and Researchgate. Its indexing coverage is expected to become comparable to that of the Institute's first 3 journals (Northeastern Naturalist, Southeastern Naturalist, and Journal of the North Atlantic). These 3 journals are included in full-text in and and are indexed in Web of Science ( and

The journal is published by the Eagle Hill Institute, a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation of the State of Maine (Federal tax ID # 010379899).

General inquiries about the journal and proposals for special issues should be directed to, or to

Prairie Naturalist
Eagle Hill Institute, PO Box 9, 59 Eagle Hill Road, Steuben, Maine 04680-0009 USA
207-546-2821 Ext 4; FAX 207-546-3042




Submit a manuscript ...

We welcome your submission to the journal. Before sending in a manuscript, you should carefully read the following guidelines.

Submission guidelines

Formatting guidelines

Formatting for the Prairie Naturalist will be identical to that of the Urban Naturalist, which is also an open access journal. ... Link

If you have questions regarding manuscript preparation or submission, please contact

Access journal content ...

The Prairie Naturalist is transitioning to an online-only journal. There will be a single volume per year, plus occasional special issues. As articles are published, they will be available here.


Special Issues

Volumes of the Prairie Naturalist prior to 2020 are available online in the Prairie Naturalist Archives via Digital Commons at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Link


Copyright policy

The Eagle Hill Institute reserves the copyright to articles and notes published in its journals. Any reproduction in print or electronic format, other than for an individual's own personal and private use, is prohibited without written permission from the Institute.

Authors are provided a print-quality pdf file of their article with permission to post the file on their personal and their institution’s website.