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Ornis Hungarica

The Journal of MME/BirdLife Hungary
Journal Details
access type Open Access
First Published
08 Oct 2013
Journal Subjects
Life Sciences, other
Journal Owners

Ornis Hungarica is one of the oldest professional, peer-reviewed ornithological journals in East and Central Europe and unique in the Carpathian Basin. It was first published in 1991 by BirdLife Hungary (Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation Society - and became listed in the largest scientific databases and indexing services over this 30-year period.

The journal publishes original research articles, reviews, and short communications from all regions of the world. Manuscripts from all fields of ornithology are considered for publication, especially focusing on the ecology, morphology, behaviour, evolution, biogeography and conservation of birds. Studies advancing our understanding of living or extinct bird species, populations or assemblages are all welcome.

The journal publishes papers in English, but the abstracts, figure captions and table titles are both in English and Hungarian supporting the dissemination of scientific knowledge to the Hungarian community. For non-Hungarian authors, the translations will be prepared by the editors.

The accepted manuscripts are published in two issues per year, both online and in print. The online version of all articles are freely available for downloading (open access). All volumes and issues are archived on the publisher’s site from 2012 to date. Ornis Hungarica aims to publish as rapidly as possible. Reviewers are assigned to each manuscript within 2 days after submission, on average. The full process, including technical editing and correcting the final proofs, is usually finished within 60 days.

Rejection Rate

  • 50%


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Plagiarism Policy

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Csörgő, Tibor - Department of Anatomy, Cell- and Developmental Biology, Eötvös Loránd University email:

Managing Editor

Nagy, Jenő – Institute of Aquatic Ecology, Centre for Ecological Research, c/o Department of Evolutionary Zoology and Human Biology, University of Debrecen, Hungary


Barta, Zoltán - MTA-DE “Lendület” Behavioural Ecology Research Group, Department of Evolutionary Zoology, University of Debrecen, Hungary
Báldi, András - Lendület Ecosystem Services Research Group, Institute of Ecology and Botany, Centre for Ecological Research, Hungary
Garamszegi, László Zsolt - Evolutionary Ecology Research Group, Institute of Ecology and Botany, Centre for Ecological Research, Hungary
Dyke, Gareth – Institute of Zoology, National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan, c/o Department of Geology, University of Debrecen, Hungary
Gyurácz, József - Savaria Department of Biology, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
Halmos, Gergő - MME/BirdLife Hungary
Harnos, Andrea - Department of Biomathematics and Informatics, University of Veterinary Medicine, Hungary
Hauber, Mark – Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior, School of Integrative Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Horváth, Márton - MME/BirdLife Hungary
Hromada, Martin - Department of Ecology, Faculty of Humanities and Natural Sciences, University of Prešov, Slovakia
Lengyel, Szabolcs - Conservation Ecology Research Group, Institute of Aquatic Ecology, Centre for Ecological Research, Hungary
Liker, András - MTA-PE Evolutionary Ecology Research Group, Department of Limnology, University of Pannonia, Hungary
Mainwaring, Mark – School of Natural Sciences, Bangor University, UK, c/o Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana, USA
Moskát, Csaba - MTA-ELTE-MTM Ecology Research Group, Hungary
Pap, Péter László - Babes Bolyai University, Hungarian Department of Biology and Ecology, Romania
Potti, Jaime - Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Estación Biológica de Doñana, Spain
Redondo, Tomás – Department of Ethology and Biodiversity Conservation, Doñana Biological Station, CSIC, Spanish National Research Council, Spain
Rózsa, Lajos - Emerging Pathogen Ecology Research Group, Institute of Evolution, Centre for Ecological Research, Hungary
Székely, Tamás - Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, U.K.
Szép, Tibor - Department of Environmental Sciences, College of Nyíregyháza, Hungary
Török, János - Department of Systematic Zoology and Ecology, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
Tryjanowski, Piotr - Institute of Zoology, Poznan University of Life Sciences, Poland
Yosef, Reuven - Eilat Campus, Ben Gurion University, Israel

Technical editor
Jónás, Bianka – Department of Systematic Zoology and Ecology, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary


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Please submit your manuscripts to Ornis Hungarica via email to:

Example of published articles

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Article Processing Charge (APC)

To publish in Ornis Hungarica, authors are not required to pay an Article Processing Charge.

Open Access License

This journal provides immediate open access to its content under the Creative Commons BY 4.0 license. Authors who publish with this journal retain all copyrights and agree to the terms of the above-mentioned CC BY 4.0 license.

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.

Submission and review of manuscripts

Manuscripts may be submitted to the editor-in-chief via e-mail. The manuscripts will be evaluated by two independent referees and a statistician, if necessary, whose opinion will be sent to the authors. Based on professional opinions and format requirements the editor-in-chief makes the decision, regarding the manuscript’s acceptance, rejection, or revision. The editor-in-chief's decision is final. We request manuscripts recommended for revision to be returned to us as soon as possible. If the author returns the article recommended for revision after more than three months, the editorial office will consider it as resubmitted, and will send it to two referees for evaluation again.

Journal Details
access type Open Access
First Published
08 Oct 2013
Journal Subjects
Life Sciences, other
Journal Owners

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