Special Features in AOS Journals

The AOS journals seek proposals for Special Features, collections of 5–8 articles that address emerging concepts or important questions of broad interest to ornithologists. AOS seeks to publish up to two Special Features annually. Articles included in a Special Feature can be published across both Ornithology and Ornithological Applications, depending on each article’s focus, and …

Call for Roundtable Discussions

The submission deadline has passed. We seek a varied suite of proposals for roundtable discussions at the 2021 joint meeting of the American Ornithological Society and the Society of Canadian Ornithologists–Société de Ornithologistes du Canada (AOS & SCO-SOC 2021 Virtual Meeting) that cover a wide range of timely topics highlighting exciting advances in ornithological research, …

Call for Symposia

The submission deadline has passed. We seek a varied suite of thematic symposia at the 2021 joint meeting of the American Ornithological Society and the Society of Canadian Ornithologists–Société de Ornithologistes du Canada (AOS & SCO-SOC 2021 Virtual Meeting) that will cover a wide range of timely topics highlighting exciting advances in ornithological research, management, …

2021 Nominations & Applications Now Open

The American Ornithological Society’s (AOS) 2021 awards cycle is open! Read on for important information about nominating members to serve on Council and for recognition as Fellows and Elective Members. Every year we stress how the AOS depends on you, our members, to participate in the Society’s efforts to celebrate ornithologists who have made notable …

AOS Community Forum

We are eager to create a welcoming and dynamic exchange among our members. Please join us online for our first quarterly AOS Community Forum. This will be the first in a series of structured virtual forums designed to open up dialogue.

New AOS Student Member Networking Resource

The American Ornithological Society’s (AOS) Student Affairs Committee is convening a monthly Zoom series to help students collaborate, build community, and access professional development opportunities through AOS. We are excited to announce that our first event, “Meet Your Peers,” will be held Friday, 4 December at 4:00 p.m. EST! Collaboration, community building, and finding like-minded …

AOS Introduces New Student Reviewer Program

The American Ornithological Society (AOS) is commencing a pilot program to provide graduate students with little or no experience in reviewing manuscripts an opportunity to work with our associate editors to gain this experience. In this program, associate editors for our two journals, soon to be renamed Ornithology and Ornithological Applications, will have the option …

AOS thanks our reviewers in celebration of Peer Review Week 2020

The American Ornithological Society (AOS) is especially proud to recognize and celebrate each of the reviewers of our scientific journals this week during Peer Review Week 2020. This year’s globally celebrated theme, “Trust in Peer Review,” certainly reflects the deep respect, trust, and confidence we have in our reviewers’ dedication to producing high-quality—and highly trusted—scholarly scientific …

Our Joint Vision for AOS

We are humbled to be stepping into our new roles as President-Elect and President of the AOS. We are humbled because our membership has selected us to lead the Society in these challenging times, and because we are well aware that we are stepping into some very big shoes. Kathy Martin and Steve Beissinger have …

An Apology from AOS

For the past several years, AOS has been reckoning with and rectifying problematic aspects of our policies and procedures to become a more inclusive and culturally sensitive Society. We thank all individuals who have brought their concerns with these issues to our attention. It is such collective efforts that allow us to address wrongs. In …