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The Journal of Bird Watching and Bird Study Association of Slovenia - DOPPS Bird Life

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    Original work on all fields of ornithology, without any geographical limitation, is published in Acrocephalus. However, articles covering the south-eastern European and eastern Mediterranean regions are particularly encouraged. Review articles, original articles, points-of-view, specialist and scientific comments (Editorial, Forum), short communications, short notes ('From the ornithological notebook'), diploma abstracts and book reviews (New books) are considered for publication. Contributions can be published in English or Slovene.

    Aims and Scope

    Why subscribe and read

    • excellent source of ornithological information from the region (SE Europe)
    • high quality, peer reviewed papers
    • appearing quarterly with up-to-date information

    Why submit

    • fair, transparent and quick peer review
    • promotion of published articles through various abstracting services
    • wide exchange of the journal with the ornithological community worldwide
    • regional readership and idea exchange (SE Europe)
    • language correction for non-English speaking authors
    • various article formats are available suitable for different levels of scientific research (review articles, original articles, points-of-view, specialist and scientific comments, short communications, short notes, diploma abstracts and book reviews)

    Similarity Check Plagiarism Screening System

    The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.

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    Instructions for Authors

    Please submit your manuscripts to Acrocephalus via email to:


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    Abstracting & Indexing

    Acrocephalus is covered by the following services:

    • AGRICOLA (National Agricultural Library)
    • Baidu Scholar
    • BOSTAO SPA Serials
    • CABI (over 50 subsections)
    • Case
    • Clarivate Analytics - BIOSIS Previews
    • Clarivate Analytics - Web of Science
    • Clarivate Analytics - Zoological Record
    • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
    • CNPIEC
    • COBIB
    • DLIB.SI
    • DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
    • EBSCO (relevant databases)
    • EBSCO Discovery Service
    • Elsevier - SCOPUS
    • Genamics JournalSeek
    • Google Scholar
    • Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
    • J-Gate
    • JournalGuide
    • JournalTOCs
    • KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders)
    • Microsoft Academic
    • Naviga (Softweco)
    • Ornithological Worldwide Literature (OWL)
    • Ornitologische Schriftenschau
    • Primo Central (ExLibris)
    • ProQuest (relevant databases)
    • Publons
    • Raptor Information System
    • ReadCube
    • SCImago (SJR)
    • Sherpa/RoMEO
    • Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest)
    • TDNet
    • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
    • WanFang Data
    • WorldCat (OCLC)

    Editorial Information

    Jurij Hanžel, DOPPS - BirdLife Slovenija, Ljubljana, Slovenia

    Editorial Advisory Board
    dr. Bojidar Ivanov, Sofia, Bulgaria
    prof. dr. Franc Janžekovič, Maribor, Slovenia
    dr. Primož Kmecl, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    dr. Jelena Kralj, Zagreb, Croatia
    prof. dr. Lovrenc Lipej, Koper, Slovenia
    dr. Gordan Lukač, Paklenica, Croatia
    prof. dr. Roger H. Pain, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    dr. Nikolai V. Petkov, Sofia, Bulgaria
    prof. dr. Jenő J. Purger, Pécs, Hungary
    dr. Peter Sackl, Graz, Austria
    prof. dr. Peter Trontelj, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Marko Tucakov, Novi Sad, Serbia

    Iz ornitološke beležnice / From the ornithological notebook
    Dare Šere (Associate Editor), Ljubljana, Slovenia

    Language Editors
    Henrik Ciglič


    Jurij Hanzel
    e-mail: jurij.hanzel@dopps.si

    DOPPS - BirdLife Slovenia
    Tržaška cesta 2
    SI-1000 Ljubljana
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    01-811 Warsaw, Poland
    T: +48 22 701 50 15

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