Scopus: Journal of East African Ornithology

Scopus: Journal of East African Ornithology has been published since 1977 by the Bird Committee of the East Africa Natural History Society. Originally titled Scopus, the addition of Journal of East African Ornithology began with our January 2018 issue. The journal is published Open Access twice a year, typically in January and July. Authors retain copyright and their work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Our copyright and licensing agreement only applies from January 2018 onwards, and does not apply to previously published issues.


Scopus: Journal of East African Ornithology welcomes original contributions— which have not been published elsewhere— on all aspects of the ornithology of eastern Africa, encompassing the area from Sudan, Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa countries south to Mozambique, and including the Malagasy region.


Darcy Ogada, David Pearson and Graeme Backhurst


Contributions comprise original papers, short communications (usually less than two pages), short notes and records, notices and letters. Original papers and short com­munications should present new information that has not been published or been submitted for publication elsewhere. All manuscripts are subject to peer review and they will be assessed by at least one member of the editorial board as well as by independent referees.

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All contributions for publication should be sent to:

Editors, Scopus, c/o Nature Kenya, P.O. Box 44486, G.P.O. 00100, Nairobi, Kenya