A note from the editors.Loyal readers of the Michigan Academician will have noticed a delay in production of the journal coinciding with a series of transitions of the Michigan Academy to a new host institution, new personnel, and a new editing organization. With this multi-issue volume we resume the publication of research articles. This volume is numbered sequentially with the previously issued volumes of Michigan Academician, but with a current publication date. While this numbering scheme leaves a time gap in the run of the journal, it avoids the bibliographic bib·li·og·ra·phy
n. pl. bib·li·og·ra·phies
1. A list of the works of a specific author or publisher.
a. confusion that results when articles are published in one year but backdated to a prior year. Subscribers during a year that falls within the time gap will be considered to have subscribed to receive a particular volume rather than a particular year.
We intend to fill the backlog of issues for our subscribers by averaging more than four issues a year. This plan provides an opportunity for the Michigan Academician to publish special issues on topics of interest to the various sections of the Michigan Academy. If you are considering organizing a theme issue, Festschrift fest·schrift
n. pl. fest·schrif·ten or fest·schrifts
A volume of learned articles or essays by colleagues and admirers, serving as a tribute or memorial especially to a scholar. , or symposium volume, we encourage you to contact us.
Our journal has long been a logical choice for publishing research topics germane to the Great Lakes region The Great Lakes region can refer to:
ad . Withal, in our view the journal is also ideally suited to fill a new, increasingly necessary and intellectually exciting role. As the publishing outlet of a society that spans the spectrum of letters, arts, and social and natural sciences, the Michigan Academician is uniquely situated to showcase high quality interdisciplinary in·ter·dis·ci·pli·nar·y
Of, relating to, or involving two or more academic disciplines that are usually considered distinct.
Adjective and multidisciplinary scholarship before a broad academic audience. As collaborations increasingly transcend disciplinary boundaries, we see the Michigan Academician playing a vital part by publishing research that surpasses the scope of disciplinary journals. We hope you agree.
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