The Prairie Naturalist

PNAT is now an open access online journal!

Browse the journal

Current articles, issues, and submission instructions, visit The Prairie Naturalist at Eagle Hill Publications.

Archived past issues, visit The Prairie Naturalist Archive at UNL Digital Commons.

  • Not all past issues are available yet, but continue to be added.

Journal indices (links will redirect you to UNL Digital Commons)

About the journal

The Prairie Naturalist 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 biannually, 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. The Prairie Naturalist publishes reviews of scholarly books from multiple disciplines that focus on the natural history and ecology of The Great Plains.

Submission types:

  • Original research
  • Notes
  • Book reviews
  • Special Issues

Submitting materials:

Submitted manuscripts should should follow the guidelines and submission instructions provided on the The Prairie Naturalist page of Eagle Hill Publications for review and consideration for publication in The Prairie Naturalist. For publishers or authors submitting a book for review, please email ligl at