The Wilson Journal of Ornithology


For more than a century, WOS has published a scholarly journal with form and content accessible to both professional and amateur ornithologists.

The Wilson Journal of Ornithology is a peer-reviewed quarterly publication consisting of major articles based on original studies of birds and short communications that describe observations of particular interest. Each issue also includes reviews of new books on birds and related subjects, as well as ornithological news. Through an endowment from the late George Miksch Sutton, each issue of the Journal includes a full color frontispiece. Each current volume consists of approximately 500 pages.

The principal focus of WJO is the study of living birds, their natural history, behavior, ecology, distribution, physiology, and conservation. Although most articles originate from work conducted in the western hemisphere (a large portion of the research on Neotropical birds is published here), the geographic coverage of WJO is global. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology is internationally recognized as an important, major journal of ornithology.

WOS also honors authors of articles in WJO with two annual awards.

  • The Edwards Prize, awarded by the Editor for the best major article in each volume
  • The Storrs Olson Prize, awarded by the Editor for the best book review published in each volume

Please direct communication about WJO to:
Ernesto Ruelas Inzunza
Editor, The Wilson Journal of Ornithology
c/o Universidad Veracruzana, Instituto de Biotecnología y Ecología Aplicada
Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico 91090
Authors can pay their publication charges here: Page charges