Academic journal article The American Midland Naturalist

In Appreciation

Academic journal article The American Midland Naturalist

In Appreciation

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Volume 148 is the last of sixty five volumes I have edited over thirty-two years from 1970 to 2002, with one years leave of absence. I was fortunate in inheriting a well established journal initiated by Dr. Julius A. Nieuwland C.S.C. in 1909 followed by a succession of dedicated editors. The journal has been published by the University of Notre Dame providing a widely cited source of what Charles Elton termed "Scientific natural history." Although the printing technique has changed from linotype to computers, the high quality of the publication has not changed. This is in large part due to the personnel of the Allen Press who caught most of my editorial errors and, particularly, Annielaurie Siefert and Karen Ridgway who provided cheerful guidance through the printing process. The traditional description Midland is not accurate as the geographic coverage broadly includes North America with occasional articles from other continents.

A particular expression of appreciation is to authors whose work in field and laboratory provides the scientific substance on which the journal is based. The quality and exposition of their efforts was enhanced by careful and constructive analysis of their manuscripts by reviewers who devote many hours to this essential work. …

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