Instructions for Contributors
OWL is a compilation
of citations and abstracts from the worldwide scientific literature that
pertain to the science of ornithology. A major attraction is its
coverage of the 'grey' literature, which are not abstracted by commercial
databases such as Zoological Record or the Science Citation Index.
deals chiefly with serial publications such as periodicals but also announces
new and renamed journals and provides abstracts of other serial publications,
conference proceedings, reports, and doctoral dissertations. Papers
dealing exclusively with domestic and pet birds and their husbandry are
excluded unless they are applicable to non-domestic birds.
was previously known as the
Recent Ornithological Literature (ROL) or as Recent Ornithological
Literature Online (ROLO).
The scope of OWL will be more than just
the "recent" literature of ornithology. Eventually, the online database will go back 50 or more years to acquire
citations to the serial literature. OWL will proceed well into this century with a database of the current
worldwide literature that would be of interest to ornithologists.
is a joint effort between the American
Ornithologists' Union and the British
Ornithologists' Union and Birds Australia. The database is hosted by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, based in Ithaca, New York, USA.
|Project ManagerKenneth P.Able
Bob's Creek Ranch
535-000 Little Valley Road
McArthur, CA 96056
content, abstracting etc: Jay Sheppard|
|On the database:Greg Delisle
Cornell Lab of Ornithology,
159 Sapsucker Woods Rd.,
Ithaca, NY 14850