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

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.

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)


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Plagiarism Policy

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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Abstracting & Indexing

Acrocephalus is covered by the following services:

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

Please submit your manuscripts to Acrocephalus via email to:

Open Access Statement

The journal is an Open Access journal that allows a free unlimited access to all its contents without any restrictions upon publication to all users.

Open Access License

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
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