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IBIS – international journal of ornithology

IBIS – the no. 1 journal in ornithology

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Image of International Journal of Avian Science cover adPublished by Wiley on behalf of the BOU
Paul Donald (Editor in Chief)
Rauri Bowie
Dan Chamberlain
Rebecca Kimball
Ruedi Nager
Jeremy Wilson
Google Scholar ranking (August 2016)
h5-index 25 xixx 2/20 Birds
h5-median 34 x 2/20 Birds
ISI Journal Citation Reports© Ranking (2015)
5-year Impact Factor 2.217 x 3/24 Ornithology
2-year Impact Factor 1.921 x 3/24 Ornithology

IBIS – advancing ornithology

IBIS publishes original papers, reviews and short communications reflecting the forefront of research activity in ornithological science, but with special emphasis on the conservation, ecology, methodology, ethology and systematics of birds.

  • Rapid publication after acceptance
  • No page charges
  • Articles published on acceptance
  • Over 150 years of Ibis online View
  • Online version now features the ‘anywhere’ enhanced format for better viewing on devices especially mobile touch-screens
  • Authors have priority access to #theBOUblog
  • Blogs can coincide with publication of your paper and contribute to your papers Altmetric score
  • BOU promote all IBIS papers on social media driving your Altmetric score
  • IBIS Gold Standard and H2020 compliant for Creative Commons Licence
  • You can make any previously published IBIS paper Open Access retrospectively


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