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The Cooper Ornithological Society is pleased to announce that eight new volumes of Studies in Avian Biology are now in print or will be published in 2012. The series is currently published as books by the University of California Press, and forthcoming volumes (vol. 38-45) can be purchased in a hard cover edition or as a digital book for an e-book reader or other electronic device. Visit the publisher’s website to learn more about the exciting new volumes in the Studies in Avian Biology series: No. 38. Knick, S.T., and J.W. Connelly, eds. 2011. Greater Sage-Grouse: ecology and conservation of a landscape species and its habitats, ISBN: 9780520267114. No. 39. Sandercock, B.K., K. Martin, and G. Segelbacher, eds. 2011. Ecology, conservation, and management of grouse, ISBN: 9780520270060. No. 40. Forsman, E.D. and coauthors. 2011. Population demography of Northern Spotted Owls, ISBN: 9780520270084. No. 41. Wells, J.V., editor. 2011. Boreal birds of North America: a hemispheric view of their conservation links and significance, ISBN: 9780520271005. No. 42. Paul, E., ed. 2012. Emerging avian disease, ISBN: 9780520272378. No. 43. Ribic, C.A., F. R. Thompson III, and P.J. Pietz, eds. 2012. Video surveillance of nesting birds, in press. No. 44. Bart, J.R. and V.H. Johnston, eds. 2012. Arctic shorebirds in North America: a decade of monitoring, in press. No. 45. Lepczyk, C.A., and P.S. Warren. 2012. Urban bird ecology and conservation, in press. Earlier volumes are available at the Searchable Ornithological Research Archive (vol. 1-25), and recent volumes can be purchased from Buteo Books (vol. 26-37).
Do you have an interesting idea for a book-length project in ornithology? Studies in Avian Biology could be a great outlet for your science! Are you frustrated by squashing your long-term research into the 40-page limits set by Auk and Condor? Studies in Avian Biology publishes monographs and edited volumes with a target length of 100,000-200,000 words for completed manuscripts (or 450-900 manuscript pages). Recent edited volumes have included 8-25 chapters authored by 30-100 different contributors. Feel like most journal issues are a hodge-podge of articles on unrelated topics? Studies in Avian Biology provides great opportunities for synthetic research, linking projects around the world on important current topics in ornithology (avian disease, urban birds, videos of nests), critical habitats (boreal birds), and species of conservation concern (grouse, forest owls). Has your best manuscript been rejected without review by a conservation journal, simply because you worked with birds? Studies in Avian Biology provides a kinder, gentler editorial team led by Series Editor Brett Sandercock, and Editorial Board members Frank Moore, John Rotenberry, Steve Beissinger, Katie Dugger, Amanda Rodewald and Jeffrey Kelly. Edited volumes are coordinated by teams of guest editors, and you can select the colleagues who you want to work with! Never received a copy of the journal or monograph where you published an article? Contributors to Studies in Avian Biology receive PDF copies of their chapters which can be posted on personal websites and a hardcover copy of the book (with an option to purchase additional copies below list price). Cannot afford the expense of publishing a wildlife monograph with a rival society? Attractive features of Studies in Avian Biology include low page charges, a high quality printing and binding, an affordable list price for each book, and aggressive marketing by the publisher. Where can you start? Editorial teams with project ideas begin by developing a book proposal outlining the scope of the project, editorial experience of volume editors, an outline of chapters and expected contributors, and a timeline for peer review. Want to learn more about the superb opportunities offered by publication in Studies in Avian Biology? Please contact the Series Editor, BRETT K. SANDERCOCK, Division of Biology, Kansas State University (EM: email@example.com, URL: http://www.ksu.edu/bsanderc).