For more than 100 years, The Auk has published original reports on the biology of birds. In 2009, The Auk was honored as one of the 100 most influential journals of biology and medicine over the past 100 years. As one of the foremost journals in ornithology, The Auk publishes innovative empirical and theoretical findings. Topics of articles appearing in The Auk include the documentation, analysis, and interpretation of laboratory and field studies, theoretical or methodological developments, and reviews of information or ideas. Authors are encouraged to consider the relevance of their conclusions to general concepts and theories and to taxa in addition to birds. Along with research articles, The Auk also includes Perspectives that are invited by the Editor, Commentaries, Letters to The Auk and reviews of recently released books that are of significance to ornithologists selected by the Book Review Editor.
Abstracts for current issues of the Auk can be found at BioOne.org.
Full text of current issues for UNM students, staff and faculty users can be found here.
For more information about The Auk, please visit the American Ornithologist's Union website.