Emu Emu Society
Journal of BirdLife Australia

About the Journal

Emu – Austral Ornithology is the premier journal for ornithological research and reviews related to the Southern Hemisphere and adjacent tropics. The journal has a long and proud tradition of publishing articles on many aspects of the biology of birds, particularly their conservation and management.


Emu – Austral Ornithology is for professional ornithologists, research scientists, resource managers, students and amateurs interested in any aspect of the biology and management of birds.

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Emu – Austral Ornithology is published on behalf of BirdLife Australia.


For citation purposes, the journal should be cited as Emu. The subtitle, Austral Ornithology, is used to emphasise the scope of the journal.


Emu - Austral Ornithology is proud to sponsor the Emu – Austral Ornithology Research Award to support projects with a strong research focus.

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Bibliographic Information

ISSN: 0158-4197
eISSN: 1448-5540
Frequency: 4 issues per year
Current Issue: Volume 116 (4)
Impact Factor: 1.035

Indexed/Abstracted in:

  • Aquatic Science and Fisheries Abstracts
  • Biobase
  • Current Contents/Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences
  • Science Citation Index
  • Scopus
  • Zoological Record

CSIRO PUBLISHING publishes and distributes scientific, technical and health science books, magazines and journals from Australia to a worldwide audience and conducts these activities autonomously from the research of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). The views expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent those of, and should not be attributed to, Birds Australia, the publisher or CSIRO.

Emu Award winner

Congratulations to Gemma Carroll, winner of the 2015 Emu – Austral Ornithology Research Award.