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IBIS – advancing ornithology

IBIS publishes original papers, reviews and short communications reflecting the forefront of research activity in ornithological science, but with special emphasis on the conservation, ecology, methodology, ethology and systematics of birds.

Image of International Journal of Avian Science cover adEditors
Paul Donald (Editor in Chief)
Rauri Bowie
Dan Chamberlain
Rebecca Kimball
Ruedi Nager
Jeremy Wilson

Journal Manager
Angela Langford (contact)

Ornithology, bird, avian, evolution, genetics, palaeontology, behaviour, systematics, conservation, physiology, methodology, ethology, systematics, conservation, ecology.

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Aims and scope

IBIS, the international journal of avian science, publishes original papers, reviews, short communications, viewpoints and commentaries at the forefront of ornithological research, with special emphasis on the conservation, ecology, ethology and systematics of birds. Four issues are published each year, in January, April, July and October. IBIS is a truly international journal, publishing papers from across the globe and supported by an editorial board from 12 countries.

IBIS publishes papers ‘as accepted’ online seven days after acceptance and as EarlyView (final formatted version) four weeks after acceptance, and most accepted papers appear in the next available issue.

Published continuously since 1859, IBIS was the world’s first dedicated ornithology journal, establishing itself as the journal of record for many regions in the 19th Century, and remains one of the highest impact factor journals in ornithology.

IBIS is the journal of the British Ornithologists’ Union (BOU). Our journal community numbers over 6,500 researchers around the world. By publishing in IBIS you support the global ornithological community through the BOU’s charitable activities.

As an IBIS author we will promote your paper widely using social media and will provide you with priority access to the BOU blog – the most widely read ornithology society blog on the web. IBIS is at the forefront of promoting ornithology online and driving the Altmetric Attention Score of our authors’ papers.

You can support ornithology further by joining the BOU and support the many and varied activities we undertake including research grants, student bursaries, conferences and community support.


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