Avian Research

Open access

ISSN: 2053-7166

Avian Research

Open access

Avian Research is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles covering all aspects of ornithology, including, but not limited to:Conservation biologyBehavioral ecologyEvolutionary ec...

Avian Research is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles covering all aspects of ornithology, including, but not limited to:

  • Conservation biology
  • Behavioral ecology
  • Evolutionary ecology
  • Phylogenetics, systematics and genomics
  • Biogeography
  • Population and community ecology
  • Migration and movement ecology
  • Breeding and reproductive biology
  • Physiological ecology
  • New technology and methodology

Theoretical, applied and interdisciplinary papers are equally welcome. The journal prefers concise, well-written papers focusing on precisely framed questions or hypotheses. Purely observational or descriptive papers have a low chance of acceptance.

Avian Research mainly publishes research articles and reviews. Although the journal publishes other types like correspondences and short notes at times, direct submission of such types of manuscript is not advised.

The rigorous peer-review helps raise the academic level of the journal and has led the journal being indexed in such databases as SCIE (Science Citation Index Expanded), Scopus, DOAJ, Zoological Record, and CSCD (Chinese Science Citation Database).

As an open access journal, Avian Research benefits authors from publishing high quality contents on ScienceDirect that will be internationally accessible at no cost, quality peer-review, easy online submission and fast publication upon acceptance.

At present, the article publishing change (APC) of the journal is covered by the sponsors, so authors do not need to pay an APC for articles accepted for publication in Avian Research.

Society affiliation

The contents of Volumes 5-12 of Avian Research published with BMC can be found here. (https://avianres.biomedcentral.com/articles)The journal was previously published under the tile Chinese Birds (Volumes 1-4), and the contents can be found here. (http://www.chinesebirds.net)China Ornithological Society (COS) is a leading NGO working on ornithology...

The contents of Volumes 5-12 of Avian Research published with BMC can be found here. (https://avianres.biomedcentral.com/articles)
The journal was previously published under the tile Chinese Birds (Volumes 1-4), and the contents can be found here. (http://www.chinesebirds.net)
China Ornithological Society (COS) is a leading NGO working on ornithology and bird conservation in China. COS is dedicated to setting up a nation-wide network and promoting international cooperation in research and conservation actions for the threatened species of birds living in China.
COS has over 1000 members in China, and quite a number from other countries of the world. Most of them are professional ornithologists working at universities, research institutes and natural history museums. COS has several specialist groups, focusing on research of pheasants and grouses, waterfowl and cranes, raptors, bird banding, bird strikes, etc.
COS publishes several regular journals or newsletters, among them is Avian Research. As the official journal of COS, Avian Research has become an important platform for reporting the latest and most significant progress in ornithology and exchanging ideas among international ornithologists.
For detailed information please visit http://www.chinabird.org/.

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