The Journal of Ornithology (formerly Journal für Ornithologie) is the official journal of the German Ornithologists' Society (http://www.do-g.de/ ) and has been the Society´s periodical since 1853, making it the oldest still existing ornithological journal worldwide.

It publishes original papers, reviews, short notes, technical notes, and commentaries dealing with all aspects of ornithology.

  • 91% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again
  • Official journal of the German Ornithologists' Society
  • Covers all aspects of ornithology

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Franz Bairlein
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

1.472 (2018)
Impact factor
1.618 (2018)
Five year impact factor
60 days
Submission to first decision
191 days
Submission to acceptance
173,070 (2019)
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Electronic ISSN
2193-7206
Print ISSN
2193-7192
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