A Quarterly Journal of Ornithology
Published by the American Ornithologists' Union
The Auk and The Auk: Ornithological Advances
For more than 100 years, The Auk has been the official publication of the American Ornithologists' Union and published original reports on the biology of birds. In 2009, The Auk was honored as one of the 100 most influential journals of biology and medicine over the past 100 years. Today, it remains at the top of peer-reviewed journals focusing on birds, with its 2012 impact factor ranked above all others in the field of ornithology.
Beginning in 2014, The Auk will become The Auk: Ornithological Advances, an international, scientific journal that will focus on basic ornithological science. The Auk: Ornithological Advances publishes original research and scholarship in peer-reviewed articles that advance fundamental scientific knowledge in two ways: the increase in basic knowledge of bird species, both living and extinct, and the increase in knowledge of broad biological concepts through studies of bird species. More details are available on the Mission and Scope page.
The American Ornithologists' Union has teamed up with the Cooper Ornithological Society to redefine their journals and create the Central Ornithology Publication Office (COPO). In 2014, our journal, covering the basic biology of birds, will be joined by its companion publication, The Condor: Ornithological Applications, presenting conservation and applied topics related to birds. You can read more about the transition of The Auk and The Condor to the joint publication model in the August 2013 issue of Ornithological Newsletter.
The Auk: Ornithological Advances and The Condor: Ornithological Applications will be primarily online journals, with articles posted weekly. Posted articles will have a DOI and final page numbers for citation. Regular publication of printed issues will continue on a quarterly basis. Both journals will be available on BioOne and on a new publishing platform that will be announced in late fall 2013.
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Editors and Editorial Staff
The Auk 2013 editorial staff: Editor: Michael T. Murphy
Managing Editor: Mark C. Penrose
Book review Editor: R. Todd Engstrom
In Memoriam Editor: Edward H. Burtt, Jr.
The Auk: Ornithological Advances Editorial Staff: (beginning 2014)
Mark Hauber is the Editor-in-Chief of The Auk: Ornithological Advances. Contact information for the Editor-in-Chief and the entire editorial staff is available on the Editorial Staff page.