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 (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

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1.816 (2021)
Impact factor
1.758 (2021)
Five year impact factor
32 days
Submission to first decision (Median)
276,149 (2021)
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Electronic ISSN
2193-7206
Print ISSN
2193-7192
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