Ornithology (formerly The Auk) is a scientific journal published by the American Ornithological Society (the other is Ornithological Applications), that is accessible to AOS members free of charge.

The Auk had been published continuously since 1884 (originally by the American Ornithologists’ Union). It was honored in 2009 as one of the 100 most influential journals of biology and medicine over the past 100 years. Today, it remains at the top of peer-reviewed journals focusing on birds, with one of the highest Journal Impact Factors among ornithological journals worldwide.

Ornithology is an international journal that advances fundamental scientific knowledge in two ways: increasing our basic knowledge of bird species, both living and extinct; and increasing our understanding of broad biological concepts through studies of bird species.

The Auk Impact Factor

3rd of 28 ornithology journals worldwide

Ornithology Editorial Staff

Editor-in-Chief: T. Scott Sillett, Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, ssillett@americanornithology.org
Senior Editor: Wesley M. Hochachka, Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University, whochachka@americanornithology.org
Senior Editor: Sabrina S. Taylor, Louisiana State University, staylor@americanornithology.org

Access Information

Access Ornithology online.
AOS members receive free access to Ornithology via the Member Portal.

Instructions to authors.

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