Emu (journal)

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Discipline Ornithology
Language English
Publication details
Publication history
Taylor & Francis on behalf of BirdLife Australia (Australia)
Frequency Quarterly
Standard abbreviations
ISSN 0158-4197 (print)
1448-5540 (web)
OCLC no. 1567848

Emu, subtitled Austral Ornithology, is the peer-reviewed scientific journal of BirdLife Australia (formerly the Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union). The journal was established in 1901 and is the oldest ornithological journal published in Australia.[1] The current editor-in-chief is Kate Buchanan (Deakin University). The journal was published quarterly for the Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union in print and online by CSIRO Publishing until 2016. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2012 impact factor of 1.895, ranking it 4th out of 22 journals in the category "Ornithology".[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Marchant, S (1972) A critical history of Emu. Emu 72: 51-69
  2. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Ornithology". 2012 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2013. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Robin, Libby (2001). The flight of the emu: a hundred years of Australian ornithology, 1901-2001. Carlton, Vic: Melbourne University Press. ISBN 0-522-84987-3.