Cover of The Auk journal 1884
The Auk has been published continuously since 1884.

The Auk: Ornithological Advances is one journal published by the American Ornithological Society (the other is The Condor: Ornithological Applications), accessible to AOS members free of charge.

The Auk has 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.

In 2014, The Auk became The Auk: Ornithological Advances, 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.


Auk Impact Factor

2.659
2nd of 28 ornithology journals worldwide

Auk Editor-in-Chief

Scott Sillett, Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center


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