The Condor began in 1899 as the journal of the Cooper Ornithological Club, a group of ornithologists in California. Since those early days the Cooper Ornithological Society has grown to become an international organization, and The Condor has developed into one of the world’s foremost ornithological journals.
A New Vision for The Condor
Beginning in 2014, The Condor has become The Condor: Ornithological Applications, an international, scientific journal that focuses on applied ornithological study. The Cooper Ornithological Society has teamed with the American Ornithologists’ Union to redefine their journals and create the Central Ornithology Publication Office (COPO). The Condor: Ornithological Applications publishes original research, syntheses, and assessments that address ornithological applications in two ways: the application of scientific theory and methods to the conservation, management, and ecology of birds; and the application of ornithological knowledge to conservation and management policy and other issues of importance to society. More details are available on the Mission and Scope page. You can read more about the transition of The Condor and The Auk to the joint publication model in the June 2013 message from the Presidents of the COS and AOU.
The Condor: Ornithological Applications and The Auk: Ornithological Advances are primarily online journals, with articles posted weekly. Posted articles have a DOI and final page numbers for citation. Regular publication of printed issues will continue on a quarterly basis. Both journals are available on the new publishing platform: www.aoucospubs.org and on BioOne (bioone.org).
Submissions and Instructions for Authors
Editors and editorial staff
Condor: Ornithological Applications editorial staff:
Philip Stouffer is the Editor-in Chief of The Condor: Ornithological Applications. Read a message from the new Editor-in-Chief. Contact information for the Editor-in-Chief and the entire editorial staff is available on the Editorial Staff page.Access to Condor Articles online
Current issues (beginning 2014) and all issues 2008-2013: AOUCOSPUBS website.
Electronic access to current issues of The Condor: Ornithological Applications are available on the new journal website: www.aoucospubs.org. Members of the COS are able to access full text and PDF versions of articles when they log in to their account.
If you have registered on the AOUCOSPUBS website, click the Log In link in the upper right corner of the home page, enter your email address (the email address that OSNA uses to contact you) and the password you set up when you registered on AOUCOSPUBS. You will have access to the content for the journals of The Condor (2008-2013) and The Condor: Ornithological Applications (2014+).
If you are a COS member and have not registered yet or if you do not remember your AOUCOSPUBS password, click the Log In link, then choose “Forgotten your password?”. Enter your email address and click Reset Password. Doing so will generate an email to you with a link to the website where you can reset your password. To log in to the site in the future, you will use your e-mail address and your AOUCOSPUBS password.
If you are a COS member and are not able to log in using the instructions above, contact the Allen Press helpdesk using the feedback form at http://aoucospubs.org/feedback/show.
Current issues (2000 - present): BioOne.
Electronic access to The Condor volume 102 (2000) through the current issue of The Condor: Ornithological Applications is available through BioOne to members and to readers at subscribing institutions. (Please use your library's portal to BioOne if available; the COS receives revenue from use of BioOne.) Information on accessing the BioOne content with mobile devices is available at BioOne Mobile.
If you are not at a BioOne subscribing institution, follow these login instructions to gain access to full text and PDF versions of articles:
To log in to your account, click on the "Log in" link near the top of the BioOne page.
Using the email address that OSNA uses to contact you, enter your email address and your BioOne password. If you know your email address but not your password, use the Forgotten Password? link to reset your password.
If you do not know your OSNA email or your BioOne password, contact the BioOne helpdesk at
Years 1899 – 2000: SORA
Full articles available free through SORA, an Open Access repository, provided by a collaboration of the University of New Mexico Library and ornithological societies.
Years 1899 – three years ago: JSTOR
Individuals at institutions with subscriptions to JSTOR can access full content from 1899 until issues published three years ago on the JSTOR website.
Printed back issues: Back issues of the past 2 years of The Condor may be requested from the OSNA business office.
Subscriptions for libraries: Contact the OSNA business office.
Report a missing issue: Contact the OSNA business office.