It is hard to believe, but the 9th annual issue of the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade Journal will be published this July. It does not seem like that long ago that it was just an idea, but with help from supporters like you it has become a leading publication for research on the fur trade.
As with most academic publications, the Journal does not generate enough revenue to fully support publication and is generously subsidized. It was never intended to make money and likely never will, but was intended to further research and education of the Rocky Mountain fur trade era. Peer-reviewed, in-depth, lengthy research articles are just not practical in a for-profit history magazine, but are important to move the leading edge of research forward.
Preparing to enter development of the 10th issue, budgets are being revised and tightened. This is a good time to reevaluate the effectiveness, benefit, format, purpose, and direction of the publication. Based on your experience as a supporter and reader, we would appreciate your feedback by filling out the attached questionnaire. Answer only those questions you feel comfortable answering, but please be as specific and concrete as possible with your observations and examples. Candid suggestions or opinions are welcome. We want to make this a better publication.
Thanks for your past support and we look forward to working with you on future issues.
Click here to access the Journal Evaluation 2015.