AOS journals now accepting submissions of Insights and Monographs

The American Ornithological Society (AOS) journals, Ornithology and Ornithological Applications, are pleased to announce two new article types: Insights and Monographs.  Insights are invited, short papers (15 pages maximum, inclusive of all content except figures, figure captions, and tables) framed around a high-quality photo, video, audio, computer animation, or illustration of a bird, behavior, species …

Advances in Avian Diet: Methods and Applications, Part 3

By Sabrina S. Taylor, Senior Editor, Ornithology The final two papers in a Special Feature highlighting Advances in Avian Diet: Methods and Applications have been published in the AOS journal Ornithology (see the links below or the January 2022 issue of Ornithology and the February 2022 issue of Ornithological Applications for six previously published articles). …

Advances in Avian Diet: Methods and Applications, Part 2

By Sabrina S. Taylor, Senior Editor, Ornithology A Special Feature bringing together a series of papers highlighting Advances in Avian Diet: Methods and Applications in the AOS journals Ornithology and Ornithological Applications has published the next two papers of the series in the February 2022 issue of Ornithological Applications (see the links below or the …

Thanks to incoming and departing associate editors for Ornithological Applications

The American Ornithological Society thanks Dr. Amanda Hale and Dr. Clark Rushing, who are departing after several years as associate editors for Ornithological Applications. Dr. Hale is a professor and graduate program director at Texas Christian University. Her research investigates many aspects of conservation biology, including the impact of wind energy on birds and bats. …

Release of captive-bred Egyptian Vultures to save the species — is it working?

By Ron Efrat Linked Paper: Postrelease survival of captive-bred Egyptian Vultures is similar to that of wild-hatched Egyptian Vultures and is not affected by release age or season by Ron Efrat, Ohad Hatzofe, Ygal Miller, Thomas Mueller, Nir Sapir, and Oded Berger-Tal. Ornithological Applications. Conservation projects are often lengthy processes that can be difficult to …

Call for Associate Editors for AOS Journals

Interested in joining the editorial board of Ornithological Applications or Ornithology? Associate Editors manage the peer-review process by assigning papers (maximum of one new manuscript per month) to reviewers, synthesizing reviews received, and making recommendations to the Senior Editors or Editor-in-Chief. They also serve as ambassadors for the AOS journals and encourage manuscript submissions from …

AOS journals now accepting video abstract submissions for published papers

The American Ornithological Society (AOS), with the help of our publisher, Oxford University Press, now has the capacity to promote video abstracts to accompany published research. We expect this capacity will improve the reach of our articles and make them more accessible to a wider audience. Authors of accepted manuscripts for new issues of Ornithology …

Thank you to our reviewers in celebration of Peer Review Week 2021

The American Ornithological Society (AOS) is proud to recognize and celebrate our reviewers this week during Peer Review Week 2021. This year’s globally celebrated theme, “Identity in Peer Review,” explores how personal and social identity factor into peer review and ways the scholarly community can develop and incorporate more diverse, equitable, and inclusive practices in …

Welcome to our two new associate editors for Ornithological Applications

Ornithological Applications welcomes two new associate editors. Olivia Smith is a postdoctoral fellow at Michigan State University. She studies how landscape context and local management impact the net effects of birds in farmlands. She is particularly interested in food safety issues. Her work is funded by the Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior program at Michigan State and the National …

Accessing supplementary materials for AOS journals

It has recently come to our attention that supplementary materials for articles published in the AOS journals, Ornithology and Ornithological Applications, are not currently accessible through BioOne. We are looking into this issue and hope to have it resolved quickly for our readers. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you are an …