Birds is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on ornithology published quarterly online by MDPI.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: indexed within ScopusAGRIS, and other databases.
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 28.6 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 4 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2022).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: Reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal. While single-blind peer review is standard, reviewers have the option available for signed peer review, and reviewer names are published annually in the journal.
  • Birds is a companion journal of Animals.
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Topic in Animals, Birds, Diversity, Life
Ecology, Management and Conservation of Vertebrates Topic Editors: Miguel Lizana, Víctor Colino-Rabanal
Deadline: 30 September 2023
Special Issue in Birds
Bird Mortality Caused by Power Lines Guest Editor: Joana L.V. Bernardino
Deadline: 30 June 2023
Special Issue in Birds
Birds and People Guest Editor: Darius Pukenis Tubelis
Deadline: 30 September 2023
Special Issue in Birds
Feature Papers of Birds 2022-2023 Guest Editor: Jukka Jokimäki
Deadline: 30 November 2023
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