BirdLife Australia and Taylor & Francis partner to publish leading ornithology journal

Birdlife Australia and Taylor & Francis Group are pleased to announce a new publishing partnership. Beginning with the 2017 volume, Taylor & Francis will publish and distribute Birdlife Australia’s highly regarded journal, Emu  Austral Ornithology.

With an Impact Factor of 1.524, Emu – Austral Ornithology is ranked among the top ornithology journals in Thomson Reuters’ Journal Citation Reports® and is the highest ranked journal of regional scope. Emu has been BirdLife Australia’s flagship publication for over a century, and, due to the efforts of its previous publisher from 2001, CSIRO Publishing, is highly valued by the local ornithology research community.

“We are looking forward to a successful new era for Emu – Austral Ornithology in partnership with Taylor & Francis. It is an opportunity to further extend the journal’s reach into new global markets,” said BirdLife Australia CEO Paul Sullivan.

Sarah Blatchford, Australasian Regional Director for Taylor & Francis Journals, said: “We are delighted to enter a publishing partnership with BirdLife Australia from 2017. Emu is a welcome addition both to our growing global ornithology program, and our ANZ portfolio of more than 100 journals published on behalf of academic societies and institutions across Australasia”. Vicki Donald, Editorial Director for the global Biological Science journal portfolio at Taylor & Francis added, “Working with BirdLife Australia is an exciting opportunity for us. We look forward to bringing Emu to an even larger audience worldwide – in ornithology, zoology, ecology and conservation biology”.

Emu is the premier journal for research and reviews on ornithological studies relating to the Southern Hemisphere and adjacent tropics. The journal features high-quality papers reporting on scientific study in all areas of bird research and conservation. The journal’s scope is broad, with topics ranging from the global scale, such as the effects of climate change on birds, to the microscopic, such as DNA analysis of various species, as well as detailed studies of the ecology and morphology of a wide variety of Australasian birds.