The Science of Ornithological Fieldwork
Editor: Graham Scott, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Hull, Hull, HU6 7RX.
Guy Anderson RSPB
Franz Bairlein Institut für Vogelforschung, Wilhelmshaven
Richard Broughton Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Nikita Chernetsov Biological Station Rybachy
Jon Coleman Northumbria Ringing Group
Wolfgang Fiedler Max-Planck-Institut für Ornithologie, Vogelwarte Radolfzell
Tómas Gunnarsson University of Iceland
Hugh Insley Inverness
Roger Riddington Shetland Ringing Group
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).
Aims and scope
Ringing & Migration publishes high quality papers on all aspects of avian ecology, with a particular emphasis on the use of ringing, tracking and nest monitoring to improve our understanding of factors influencing survival, breeding success, migration and other movements. Although the focus is on birds that occur in the Western Palearctic the journal also welcomes papers from other parts of the world that are relevant to studies of Western Palearctic avifauna.
The journal encourages and supports field ornithologists, many of whom are carrying out their research interests in a voluntary capacity and without any academic or institutional affiliation. In recognition of the key role that these volunteers play in conservation and the challenges presented by increasing standards of study design and analytical techniques, members of the Editorial Board are very happy to advise such authors on the preparation of manuscripts.
Ringing & Migration, which is a journal of the British Trust for Ornithology, publishes the following types of articles:
- Original research papers
- Short original research notes (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, Professor Graham Scott, at G.Scott [at] hull.ac.uk.
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