Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology is the leading ornithological journal in Africa, and publishes peer-reviewed scientific papers and short communications on all aspects of ornithology conducted in Africa and its associated islands and marine habitats. Contributions reporting on avian behaviour, breeding, conservation, demography, ecology, migration, morphology and systematics are welcome. Review articles are particularly encouraged. Extended taxonomic papers may be considered for publication particularly if they include relevant discussion of behavioural, ecological or biogeographic criteria.
The journal also publishes book reviews. Articles published in Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology are expected to be of value to ornithologists, ecologists, conservationists and interested bird-watchers. Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology is the scientific journal of BirdLife South Africa.