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 behavior, ecology, adaptive 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.
- Online ahead of print (Allen Press portal; access to full content requires WOS membership)
- WJO online portal, Allen Press (access to full content requires WOS membership)
- WJO on BioOne (access to full content requires WOS membership or BioOne subscription)
- Manuscript submission portal (Editorial Manager at Allen Press)
- Guidelines for WJO authors (Updated June 2020)
- Page charges for WJO authors
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; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
WOS also honors authors of articles in WJO with two annual awards.