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Edited By: Paul F. Donald (Editor in Chief)
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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 4/21 (Ornithology)
Online ISSN: 1474-919X
Celebrating 150 years of promoting the understanding of avian biology and conservation
The British Ornithologists Union (BOU) was founded in 1858 by Prof. Alfred Newton FRS, and is one of the worlds oldest and most respected ornithological societies. With a worldwide membership (join here), the BOU aims to promote ornithology within the scientific and birdwatching communities, in Britain and around the world. This is largely achieved by the publication of its quarterly international journal, Ibis (1859-), the BOUs international journal of avian science, one of the worlds leading ornithological journals featuring work at the cutting edge of our understanding of our world's birdlife.
The BOU also has an active programme of conferences and meetings at which ornithologists can learn more about the work being undertaken around the world. This often includes research projects that have received financial assistance from the BOUs ongoing programme of Small Ornithological Research Grants and Career Development Bursaries. Output from these events are published as proceedings via the BOU website www.bou.org.uk.
The BOU has a programme for supporting early-career researchers which includes reduced membership, conference attendance support and hosting Masters and PhD these online (BRANTA).
Copies of books reviewed by Ibis are deposited with the Alexander Library in the Zoological Department of the University of Oxford.
The BOU's Records Committee maintains The British List, the offical list of birds recorded in Britain.