Birds (ISSN 2673-6004) is a peer-reviewed open access journal of ornithology. Birds is published quarterly online by MDPI.
  • Open Access—Content may be downloaded, shared, and reused freely. Authors receive recognition for their contribution when the paper is reused.
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 16 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.9 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2020).
  • 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.
  • Benefits of Publishing: Our ambition is to achieve an impact factor in the range of 1.5-2.5.
    Birds aims to be one of the leading ornithology journal, we therefore aim, by 2025, to be in the top 10 ornithology journals listed in the Journal Citation Report (JCR).
  • Birds is a Companion journal of Animals.
  • From 26 April 2021 to 31 October 2021, all submissions (once accepted after peer review) to Birds will be published free of charge. To take advantage of this opportunity, please submit before the deadline.
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Special Issue in Birds
Feature Papers of Birds 2021 Guest Editor: Jukka Jokimäki
Deadline: 15 November 2021
Special Issue in Birds
Cold Forest Bird and Conservation in a Changing Climate Guest Editors: Junior A. Tremblay, Andrew D Crosby
Deadline: 30 November 2021
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