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About the BOU

Join the BOU today

BOU2017 crowded foyer for blogMembership of the BOU is open to anyone interested in ornithology.
Renew your existing membership here

Member benefits

Benefits include:

  • IBIS online – the BOU’s international journal of avian science, with access to all issues back to 1859. 160 years of ornithology!
  • Exclusive member rates for BOU conferences
  • Exclusive access to member research grants
  • Exclusive access to member early career bursaries
  • Exclusive access to member travel grants
  • Discount on selected Wiley books

See different member categories for all benefits.

Member categories

Ordinary member
Early-career researcher member (students/up to three years post last degree)
Developing country member

IBIS – the international journal of avian science

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, ethology and systematics of birds. IBIS aims to publish as rapidly as is consistent with the requirements of peer-review and normal publishing constraints.

Over 150 years of ornithological publishing now online
IBIS has been published continuously since 1859 and all online content is available to members and institutes – thats over 150 years of ornithology at your fingertips!

Plus online supplementary material
One of the great benefits of online publication is that you can include all manner of supporting items that you can’t include in a paper journal – additional data and supporting research, video, sound files, etc.

Online subscribers are able to view a wide range of supplementary material hosted online for many IBIS papers. Over 50% of papers now carry supplementary material.

Join us today

Ordinary membership
Includes an online subscription to IBIS and other benefits.

Early-career researchers (students & post-docs)
A reduced-rate subscription includes online only access to IBIS and many other benefits.

Resident of a developing country
Includes an online subscription to IBIS.

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