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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.

Open thematic series

The Thematic Series 'Avian Migration’ is open for submission. 

It will focus on the functional benefits of modern telemetry to the research and conservation of birds, especially of waterbirds, in order to echo the increasing research interests in bird telemetry. Research articles based on the innovative application of avian telemetry devices are welcomed, which may include but not limited to, defining flyway structure and population status; long versus short distance migration; annual survival and timing of mortality; impacts of landscape change, weather and other factors on timing and duration of migration, etc. 

For details, please click here.
Submission deadline: 31 December 2020

Articles in the series will be available on this collection page upon online.

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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