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Emu - Austral Ornithology has been the flagship of BirdLife Australia for over a century. It 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 that report on scientific study in all areas of bird research and conservation. Topics of papers are wide-reaching, ranging from the global scale, such as the effects of climate change on our 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.
With an incredible 2010 impact factor of 1.191, Emu – Austral Ornithology is now ranked 6th of the 19 Ornithology journals in Thomson Reuters’ Journal Citation Reports® and is the highest-ranked journal of regional scope.


For citation purposes, the journal should be cited as Emu. The subtitle, Austral Ornithology, is used to emphasize the scope of the journal.

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