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The Ring

The Journal of Polish Zoological Society and Bird Migration Research Foundation


Open Access

The on-line version of the journal is a primary one to the printed edition.

The Ring is an international journal dealing with problems of bird ringing, migration and monitoring bird numbers. The main fields of interest are original papers, review articles and methodical discussions. Information, progress reports, personal comments and short notes or news are also accepted to the informative columns of the journal. Although papers are refereed, conclusions, opinions and discussion are published on the author's responsibility. Innovative and even controversial ideas are appreciated.

Aims and Scope

Why subscribe and read

Excellent source of high quality research on bird migration; original articles on: 

  • migration strategies (long jumps vs. short jumps; stopover ecology; fattening strategy; obligatory vs. partial migration, etc.);
  • migratory patterns (breeding/wintering areas and flyways; migration dynamics and phenology, distances and migration speed, etc.);
  • populational differentiation of migrating birds (incl. mechanisms isolating different populations, morphological differentiation and morphometrics studies, etc.);
  • long-term monitoring of migratory bird populations.

Why submit

  • transparent, comprehensive and fast peer review,
  • innovative ideas are appreciated.

Rejection Rate

  • About 10%

Type of Publication:

Instructions for Authors

Please submit your manuscripts to Ring via email to:

The Ring is covered by the following services:

  • AGRICOLA (National Agricultural Library)
  • AGRO
  • Arianta
  • Baidu Scholar
  • CABI (over 50 subsections)
  • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
  • DOAJ
  • EBSCO (relevant databases)
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • Genamics JournalSeek
  • Google Scholar
  • J-Gate
  • JournalTOCs
  • Naviga (Softweco)
  • Ornithological Worldwide Literature (OWL)
  • Primo Central (ExLibris)
  • ProQuest (relevant databases)
  • ReadCube
  • ResearchGate
  • Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest)
  • TDOne (TDNet)
  • Thomson Reuters - Zoological Record
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
  • WorldCat (OCLC)

Przemysław Busse, Bird Migration Research Foundation, Poland

Managing/Subject Editor
Agnieszka Ożarowska, University of Gdańsk, Poland

Editorial Advisory Board
Lorenzo Fornasari, University of Milano, Italy
Wulf Gatter, Randecker Maar Bird Station, Germany
Wojciech Kania, Polish Academy of Science, Poland
Vladimir Payevsky, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Pertti Saurola, University of Helsinki, Finland
Reuven Yosef, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Language Editor
Sara Wild

Technical Editor
Marta Ściborska, Poland

Przemysław Busse
Przebendowo 3, 84-210 Choczewo
tel/faks 58 572 23 96

Bogumiła Zuga 32A Str.
01-811 Warsaw, Poland
T: +48 22 701 50 15

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