Ringing & Migration

Ringing & Migration

Editor: Chris Redfern, NICR, Paul O'Gorman Building, Medical School, University of Newcastle, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE2 4HH

Editorial Board

Guy Anderson RSPB, Franz Bairlein Institut für Vogelforschung, Wilhelmshaven, Nikita Chernetsov Biological Station Rybachy, Jon Coleman Northumbria Ringing Group, Wolfgang Fiedler Max-Planck-Institut für Ornithologie, Vogelwarte Radolfzell, Jennifer Gill University of East Anglia, Tómas Gunnarsson University of Iceland, Hugh Insley Inverness, Åke Lindström University of Lund, Stephen Norman South Cleveland Ringing Group, Roger Riddington Shetland Ringing Group, Graham Scott University of Hull, Stuart Sharp Lancaster University, Fernando Spina Italian National Ringing Centre, Bologna, Kasper Thorup University of Copenhagen

Managing Editor: Ruth Walker BTO
Graphics: Ruth Walker BTO

Guidelines for authors (PDF, 30.28 KB).

Ringing & Migration online

Aims and scope

Ringing & Migration is the journal of the British Trust for Ornithology Ringing Scheme. Published since 1975, the December issue incorporates the Trust’s annual report on bird ringing in Britain & Ireland for the preceding year. The journal welcomes papers on all aspects of bird ringing and migration studies. Members of the Editorial Board are very happy to advise first-time authors on the preparation of manuscripts.

Ringing & Migration concentrates on birds that occur in the Western Palearctic but welcomes papers from any part of the world that are relevant to ringing and migration studies of Western Palearctic birds.

Ringing & Migration publishes the following types of articles:

  • Original research papers
  • Short original research papers (around 1500 words in length)
  • Scientific reviews
  • Forum articles covering general ornithological issues, including non-scientific ones, short feedback articles that make scientific criticisms of papers published recently in the Journal
  • Critical book reviews.


From September 2007 Ringing & Migration will accept submissions through the website http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/bto .

Submissions should conform to the guidelines which are found in the Instructions & Forms section on the opening page of that web site. These instructions can also be found on this page by following the Guideline for Authors link above. Each paper will be acknowledged and will be subject to review by the Editor and another member of the Editorial Board, an independent referee, or both. Papers will usually be accepted, returned for revision or rejected within two months of receipt. They will usually be published in the order in which fully revised typescripts are received, subject to such constraints as the number of pages available in each issue of the journal.

Enquiries about the submission process, advice on the preparation of manuscripts and the suitability of subject matter for inclusion in Ringing & Migration can be sent to the Editor, Dr Chris Redfern, at chris.redfern [at] newcastle.ac.uk.

Subscription information

Ringing & Migration is published twice a year and supplied to holders of class ‘A’ and ‘C’ BTO Ringing Permits at no extra cost. It is available also to other BTO members (subscription £12.50 per year); to non–members (£18.25 per year) and institutions and libraries go to the Taylor & Francis website. Subscriptions on the web or by post to: Sub R&M, BTO, The Nunnery, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 2PU, UK. Payments may be made to International Girobank account no 30 181 4309 (mark details ‘Sub to R&M’). Back numbers are available from BTO.

For further information or to request a sample copy, please contact ringing [at] bto.org

Ringing & Migration subscription form (PDF, 186.19 KB)