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Editor's Introduction

Editor's Introduction Editor’s Introduction With this issue, I begin my stewardship as editor-in- and impact. I am also committed to fostering the chief of Landscape Journal. Scholarly journals highest scholarly and ethical standards in journal organize, curate, and advance scholarship within publishing. and across disciplines. My perspective on scholarly An experienced editorial team assesses all publication is informed by my formal education in manuscripts submitted to Landscape Journal.Ifa design, planning, and landscape science; by several manuscript meets the journal’s standards for clarity years of professional practice in Europe and the and subject matter, it begins a rigorous yet construc- United States; and by three decades of teaching, re- tive double-blind peer-review process. Peer reviewers search, writing, and community engagement at the play a crucial role in advancing knowledge and University of Wisconsin–Madison. improving the quality of published scholarship. I appreciate the work of the Landscape Journal Typically, three subject matter experts evaluate each task force, and I am grateful for the search commit- peer-reviewed manuscript. Other manuscript types, tee’s confidence in my leadership. I also acknowledge such as invited essays, may receive a different combi- Landscape Journal’s previous editors who founded nation of editorial and peer review. and, for the past 40 years, managed this interna- Landscape Journal will be striving to foster in- tional forum for landscape scholarship. Five recent novation and synergies among scholars, educators, interim editors—Charlene LeBleu, Dan Nadenicek, and practitioners. An expanded editorial team, in- David Pitt, Robert Corry, and Katherine Melcher— cluding a diverse and active editorial board, will help worked seamlessly to maintain the journal’s pace of guide the journal’s trajectory in the years ahead. publication during recent challenges which, as we Expect to see changes in this journal’s policies and know all too well, included a global pandemic. Ear- procedures, including new article types and revised lier this year, Katherine helped me learn the weekly author and reviewer guidelines. Landscape Journal rhythms of manuscript management. will also respond to emerging opportunities in com- As the lead journal for North America’s Council munication technologies and publication models (see of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA), Robert Corry’s essay in this issue). Landscape Journal publishes scholarship on land- What grand challenges will inspire the scholar- scapes (people–environment relationships) and the ship that Landscape Journal publishes during this public policies, professional practices, and educa- third decade of the 21st century? What landscape tional paradigms that influence landscapes and the phenomena do we need to understand better? communities living in them. Our journal competes What research questions can help us improve land for manuscripts in a crowded marketplace of pub- planning, design, and management practice, interna- lishing options. To attract top scholars, Landscape tionally? I look forward to engaging the journal’s Journal must offer a high-quality product and posi- diverse stakeholders in answering these important tive author experience. As editor-in-chief, I am questions. focusing on the journal’s performance in four areas: rigor, clarity, speed (from submission to publication), James LaGro Jr. iv Editor’s Introduction Landscape Journal 40:2 ISSN 0277-2426 e-ISSN 1553-2704 © 2021 by the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Landscape Journal: design, planning, and management of the land University of Wisconsin Press

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Editor’s Introduction With this issue, I begin my stewardship as editor-in- and impact. I am also committed to fostering the chief of Landscape Journal. Scholarly journals highest scholarly and ethical standards in journal organize, curate, and advance scholarship within publishing. and across disciplines. My perspective on scholarly An experienced editorial team assesses all publication is informed by my formal education in manuscripts submitted to Landscape Journal.Ifa design, planning, and landscape science; by several manuscript meets the journal’s standards for clarity years of professional practice in Europe and the and subject matter, it begins a rigorous yet construc- United States; and by three decades of teaching, re- tive double-blind peer-review process. Peer reviewers search, writing, and community engagement at the play a crucial role in advancing knowledge and University of Wisconsin–Madison. improving the quality of published scholarship. I appreciate the work of the Landscape Journal Typically, three subject matter experts evaluate each task force, and I am grateful for the search commit- peer-reviewed manuscript. Other manuscript types, tee’s confidence in my leadership. I also acknowledge such as invited essays, may receive a different combi- Landscape Journal’s previous editors who founded nation of editorial and peer review. and, for the past 40 years, managed this interna- Landscape Journal will be striving to foster in- tional forum for landscape scholarship. Five recent novation and synergies among scholars, educators, interim editors—Charlene LeBleu, Dan Nadenicek, and practitioners. An expanded editorial team, in- David Pitt, Robert Corry, and Katherine Melcher— cluding a diverse and active editorial board, will help worked seamlessly to maintain the journal’s pace of guide the journal’s trajectory in the years ahead. publication during recent challenges which, as we Expect to see changes in this journal’s policies and know all too well, included a global pandemic. Ear- procedures, including new article types and revised lier this year, Katherine helped me learn the weekly author and reviewer guidelines. Landscape Journal rhythms of manuscript management. will also respond to emerging opportunities in com- As the lead journal for North America’s Council munication technologies and publication models (see of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA), Robert Corry’s essay in this issue). Landscape Journal publishes scholarship on land- What grand challenges will inspire the scholar- scapes (people–environment relationships) and the ship that Landscape Journal publishes during this public policies, professional practices, and educa- third decade of the 21st century? What landscape tional paradigms that influence landscapes and the phenomena do we need to understand better? communities living in them. Our journal competes What research questions can help us improve land for manuscripts in a crowded marketplace of pub- planning, design, and management practice, interna- lishing options. To attract top scholars, Landscape tionally? I look forward to engaging the journal’s Journal must offer a high-quality product and posi- diverse stakeholders in answering these important tive author experience. As editor-in-chief, I am questions. focusing on the journal’s performance in four areas: rigor, clarity, speed (from submission to publication), James LaGro Jr. iv Editor’s Introduction Landscape Journal 40:2 ISSN 0277-2426 e-ISSN 1553-2704 © 2021 by the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System

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