© British Ornithologists` Union
Edited By: Paul F. Donald (Editor in Chief)
Impact Factor: 1.804
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 3/24 (Ornithology)
Online ISSN: 1474-919X
Celebrating 150 years of promoting the understanding of avian biology and conservation
Founded in 1858, the British Ornithologists’ Union (BOU) is one of the world’s oldest and most respected ornithological societies.
With a worldwide membership (join here), the BOU promotes ornithology from around the world and our international journal, Ibis (1859-), plays an important role in achieving this. As one of the world’s leading ornithology journals it features work at the cutting edge of our understanding of our world's birdlife.
Social media plays an increasing role in the global promotion of ornithology, and the BOU is at the forefront of this being the most active ornithology society publisher on platforms such as Twitter. Search for #ornithology on social media for the latest posts from the avian science community. We also educate our research community about the benefits of social media for their research (see here).
The BOU runs conferences and meetings at which ornithologists come to share their research from 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 often published on 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 at the University of Oxford and the BOU's Records Committee maintains The British List, the offical list of birds recorded in Britain.