About the Journal

Ornis Fennica is a peer-reviewed international ornithological journal published by BirdLife Finland. Ornis Fennica publishes analytical and experimental papers on the ecology, behaviour and biogeography of birds. We prefer studies concerning Fennoscandian species, but other novel contributions of general interest are most welcome as well.

First decisions are usually made within three months of submission. The journal is published quarterly, but all papers appear as online early versions.

Our peer-review process follows the principles outlined by the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies. From No. 4/2015 onwards, all peer-reviewed publications in the journal are marked with a peer-review label.

Ornis Fennica is an open-access journal without page charges for publication. All published articles (from 1924 onwards) are freely available in the journal website Archives and in the publication portal of BirdLife Finland.

Ornis Fennica is an open access publication distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The first issue distributed under Creative Commons Attribution License was Volume 98 Issue 4 (2021).

In January 2022, Ornis Fennica has changed to a new submission system and website in January 2022 to serve both authors, reviewers and editors.


Subscribe to our online journal by clicking the "Register" button on the very top of Ornis Fennica webpage. If you can't see the button, you can also register by completing the Journal.fi registration form (make sure to check the box for Ornis Fennica). When you are subscribed as a reader you can get the latest news straight to your inbox.

If you wish to be considered as a reviewer in Ornis Fennica, you can register as a reviewer at the same time.


BirdLife Finland and Ornis Fennica want to thank Heikki Vuonokari who provided the cover photo for the Ornis Fennica website.

We also acknowledge Selengemurun Dembereldagva for scanning and digitalizing all Ornis Fennica issues published prior to 2005, and the Otto A. Malm Foundation for financially supporting the scanning process.