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SCImago Journal & Country Rank

Impact factor (JCR): 1.744
Ranking 2021: 8/29 (Q2)

Aims and scope

Ardeola: International Journal of Ornithology is the scientific journal of SEO/BirdLife, the Spanish Ornithological Society. The journal had a regional focus when it was first published, in 1954. Since then, and particular during the past two decades, the journal has expanded its thematic and geographical scope. It is now a fully international forum for research on all aspects of ornithology
We thus welcome studies within the fields of basic biology, ecology, behaviour, conservation and biogeography, especially those arising from hypothesis-based research. Although we have a long publication history of Mediterranean and Neotropical studies, we accept papers on investigations worldwide.

Each volume of Ardeola has two parts, published annually in January and July. The main body of each issue comprises full-length original articles (Papers and Review articles) and shorter notes on methodology or stimulating findings (Short Communications). The publication language is English, with summaries, figure legends and table captions also in Spanish. Ardeola also publishes critical Book Reviews and PhD-Dissertation Summaries; summarising ornithological theses defended in Spain. Finally there are two Spanish-language sections, Ornithological News; summarising significant recent observations of birds in Spain, and Observations on Rare Birds in Spain, the annual reports of the Spanish Rarities Committee.

International presence

Ardeola is present in some 200 libraries, mainly European but also American, African and Australian. Most of this presence comes from regular interchanges with some 160 ornithological publications, including leading journals in the field such as Ibis, Auk, Condor or Ardea. In addition, Ardeola contens lists and abstracts from 2011 (vol. 58) are available at BioOne (, a database of more than 200 subscribed and open-access titles in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences.
Additionally, Ardeola is indexed / abstracted in Biological Abstracts/BIOSIS, Current Awareness in Biological Sciences, the Recent Ornithological Literature published by Ibis, Emu and Auk, the Key Word Index of Wildlife Research, the Referativnyi Zhurnal, the Wildlife Review Abstracts, the French scientific database PASCAL, the Directorio Latindex (CINCOC; CSIC) and the Spanish database ICYT.

Ardeola is covered by Thomson ISI® services. Beginning with volume 50(1) 2003, journal contents of Ardeola has been indexed in the Science Citation Index Expanded®, ISI Alerting Services®, Current Contents®/Agriculture, Biology and Environmental Sciences®. ISI Journal Citation Report® Ranking 2020: 11 / 28 (Ornithology). Impact Factor 2022: 1.471.

Contents and summaries can also be consulted in the web page of the journal ( and in BioOne digital platform (, where an ‘issue in progress’ is published ahead of the printed version.
Subscription price for the printed issues in 2022 (one volume per year) is 80.00 € (Institutional rate) and 17.00 € for SEO/BirdLife members (all prices include postage). We offer as well online subscriptions (120 € and 15 €, respectively) and mixed options (both printed and online, 150 € and 22 €, respectively).

Total Volumes Published
Total Articles Included
IF 1.744; Q2
Impact Factor

Subscription details

The subscription for the printed journal in 2022 (one volume per year) is € 17.00 for SEO/BirdLife members (prices include shipping costs) and € 80.00 (institutional fee). We also offer digital subscriptions (€ 15 and € 120, respectively) and mixed options (print and digital journal, € 22 and € 150, respectively).


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