Ostrich – Best student paper

Posted 23 April 2018 by NISC under Announcements & Notices • Journal: Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology
Ostrich – Best student paper

BirdLife South Africa will be offering the best 2018 student paper published in Ostrich a complementary membership to BirdLife South Africa. This includes 6 issues of African Birdlife magazine. 

To qualify, on submission it will need to be indicated whether the first author is/was a student in an Honours, Masters, or Doctorate program. 

“The best papers will be decided by a panel of associate editors and Ostrich advisors. We will take into account relevance to African ornithology and ornithology more widely; quality of research including design, analysis and writing; as well as impact (as indicated by article views and Altmetric score adjusted for time online),” noted the Editor of the Journal, Dr Alan Lee. 

The successful student will be notified in January 2019. 

Instructions for authors for this title can be found here

Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology is Africa’s leading ornithological international journal published by NISC in association with BirdLife South Africa and Taylor & Francis. 

The journal publishes peer-reviewed original scientific papers. Studies of the behaviour, biology, breeding, ecology, migrations and movements, and systematics of birds are welcome.

Read more about the journal here

Perhaps the most important change, in terms of bringing the Journal to a wider audience, has been its publishing in collaboration with the NISC (Pty) Ltd.
- Stan Pillar, Editor of the African Journal of Marine Science (1996-2013)
The biggest development in the history of Quaestiones Mathematicae was the association with NISC and to have the journal running in a very stable way without severe financial concerns.
- Barry Green, QM Editor
Excellent attention by editor-in-chief; very good work of reviewers; good time for review and processing.
- Author - African Journal of Range & Forage Science
Thank you for the rare experience of a set of proofs on which I can find nothing to correct!
- SAJP author from Florida Atlantic University
The editorial experience was excellent: the reviewers were timely and their feedback was generative. The co-editor of the special issue was proactive about communicating information to me. In latter stages, the staff that shepherded the essay through the copy-editing stages was also very helpful and in good contact.
- Author - Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies