Wednesday, July 14, 2010

"Native Plants Journal" added to The University of Wisconsin Press publishing program.

The University of Wisconsin Press has announced the addition of Native Plants Journal to its publishing program. The Press will begin publishing the journal in 2011 with volume 12.

Native Plants Journal is a forum for dispersing practical information about planting and growing North American (Canada, Mexico, and U.S.) native plants for conservation, restoration, reforestation, landscaping, highway corridors, and related uses. It is edited by R. Kasten Dumroese of the USDA Forest Service at the Rocky Mountain Research Station.

Editor Kas Dumroese stresses that “The goal of Native Plants Journal is to ‘cross pollinate’ researchers and field restorationists, therefore we publish refereed research manuscripts as well as general technical articles that share real-world experiences of field personnel.”

“We are very excited to begin working with the Native Plants Journal editorial staff. This title is a perfect fit for our publishing program as it joins our other environmental and land management publications: Landscape Journal, Ecological Restoration, Land Economics and our many books in these fields,” said Pam Wilson, UW Press Journals Manager.

The journal is published three times per year in full color and is available in both print and electronic formats. In addition to offering subscribers online access to new issues and the complete back content of the journal, UW Press will provide direct links to the Propagation Protocol Database from the journal website.

Native Plants Journal was founded as a cooperative effort of the USDA Forest Service and the University of Idaho, with input from the USDA Agricultural Research Service and the Natural Resources Conservation Service. The first issue was published in January 2000. The current publisher, Indiana University Press, will oversee publication through volume 11, 2010. Native Plants Journal is also included in Project Muse.

The University of Wisconsin Press, which will mark its 75th year of publishing in 2011, has been publishing journals since 1963. With the addition of Native Plants Journal, its journals program will include twelve journals. To see related UW Press publications, including the journals Ecological Restoration, Land Economics, and Landscape Journal, please visit our website at or .