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Important announcement

Starting from 1 January 2022, Avian Research will be no longer published by BMC. The submission system will be closed on 15 November 2021. For submission-related questions, please contact the editorial office via


Aims and scope

Avian Research is an open access, peer-reviewed journal publishing high quality research and review articles on all aspects of ornithology from all over the world. It aims to report the latest and most significant progress in ornithology and to encourage exchange of ideas among international ornithologists. As an open access journal, Avian Research provides a unique opportunity to publish high quality contents that will be internationally accessible to any reader at no cost.

Thematic series

Call for papers

Avian Physiological Ecology
Submission deadline: 30 September 2021
This thematic series will focus on how free-living birds have undergone adaptive changes in their physiology in response to selective pressures imposed by their environment to maximize fitness. We welcome any innovative research articles or updated reviews on aspects of physiological ecology. The coverage includes, but is not limited to: environmental neuroendocrinology, metabolism and thermal biology, comparative physiological ecology, etc. 

Avian Evolution and Ecology
Submission deadline: 31 August 2022
Avian evolution and ecology are both constant evolving research topics. In the last 10 years, they have become more close-related than ever. This thematic series aims to reveal the interplay between wild bird evolution and ecology. All research articles or review with innovative ideas on this important topic are welcomed.

Published collection

Avian Migration

Article-processing charges

Avian Research​​​​​​​ is supported by the China Ornithological Society and the Beijing Forestry University.

The publication costs for Avian Research are covered by Beijing Forestry University, so authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge for each article accepted for publication.

Previous volumes

Avian Research was previously published under the name Chinese Birds, Volumes 1-4 of the journal can be found here.

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