Ornithology, formerly The Auk and The Auk: Ornithological Advances, is a peer-reviewed scientific journal and the official publication of the American Ornithological Society (AOS). It was established in 1884 and is published quarterly. The journal covers the anatomy, behavior, and distribution of birds. It was named for the great auk, the symbol of the AOS.

In 2018, the American Ornithology Society announced a partnership with Oxford University Press to publish The Auk: Ornithological Advances and The Condor: Ornithological Applications .[1]

In January 2021, the journal was renamed Ornithology, with the stated goal of improving descriptiveness, thematic focus, and ease of citation of the journal title. The society's sister publication The Condor was renamed Ornithological Applications at the same time.[2]


The following have been editors-in-chief of the journal:

See also


  1. ^ "Oxford University Press to publish two journals of the American Ornithological Society". EurekAlert!. Retrieved 2018-08-08.
  2. ^ AOS Staff (4 May 2020). "AOS Proposes New Names for Auk and Condor". American Ornithological Society. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

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