Since its inception in 1970 by the Scandinavian Ornitholists´ Union, the journal Ornis Scandinavica gradually became a truly international publication attracting subscribers and contributors from all over the world. To endorse this global perspective, in 1994 the journal´s name was was changed to "Journal of Avian Biology". Currently, there are 6 issues/year. The print run is about 600 pages per annum.
Journal of Avian Biology publishes empirical and theoretical research in areas of ornithology, with an emphasis on behavioural ecology and evolution. Preferably, papers should test hypothesis, or explore new ground. Purely descriptive studies are accepted only when they contain important new information that give rise to new questions and/or open up new ground.
Journal of Avian Biology is available as fulltext for subscribers on-line at www.ingenta.com and at Wiley Interscience (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1600-048X). Back issues are available at JSTOR (www.jstor.org).
Papers are published under six main headings:
Reflections are short papers (about 2 printed pp; max 1 500 words) in which an editor and/or reviewer comments upon, and provides a perspective on one of the papers that is published in the same issue. These papers will ordinarily be invited by the EiC´s, but suggestions are most welcome. No abstract is required.
Point-of-View are short papers (max 5 printed pp; about 4 500 words) that focus on selected topics, and are intended for discussion and comments on papers concerning recent issues. Authors are encouraged to be provocative and argue their own views on controversial issues. Point-of-View is also open for communication of new ideas and re-evaluations. Readers and authors are welcome to suggest suitable topics and/or potential authors at firstname.lastname@example.org. An abstract is not required.
Reviews provide an opportunity to summarize existing knowledge within ornitholigcal research, especially within areas where rapid and significant advances are being made. An abstract is required.
Letters are short papers (max 6 printed pp; about 5 500 words), ideally presenting new and exciting results. Letters will be given priority, whenever possible, in the publication queue. Contributions should be as concise as possible. An abstract is required.
Articles are normal full length papers, that make up the main part of each issue. Articles focus on empirical and theoretical research in all areas of ornithology, with the emphasis being on ecology, behaviour and evolution. An abstract is required.
Communications are short contributions (max 5 printed pages; max 4 500 words) that presents biologically interesting within ornithology, and notes on methodolgy and equipment. An abstract is required.
Thomas Alerstam, Sweden, and Jan-Åke Nilsson, Sweden.
Presently Journal of Avian Biology has 15 subject editors:
Peter Arcese, Canada; Staffan Bensch, Sweden; Barbara Helm, Germany; Wesley M. Hochachka, USA; Göran Högstedt, Norway; Wolfgang Goyman, Germany; Erkki Korpimäki, Finland; Robert D. Magrath, Australia; Ruedi Nager, UK; Javier Pérez-Tris, Spain; Theunis Piersma, Netherlands; Simon Verhulst, the Netherlands; Yutaka Watanuki, Japan; Henri Weimerskirch, France; Joseph B. Williams, USA; and Ron Ydenberg, Canada.
Managing Editor: Dr. Johan Nilsson, Oikos Editorial Office, Lund University, Sweden. Phone: +46-46-2223793. E-mail: email@example.com
All correspondence should be addressed to the Managing Editor, except issues/questions concerning subscriptions and distribution, which should be directed to Wiley-Blackwell (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1600-048X).