These sources consist of legitimate science or are evidence based through credible scientific sourcing. Legitimate science follows the scientific method, is unbiased, and does not use emotional words. These sources also respect the consensus of experts in the given scientific field and strive to publish peer-reviewed science. Some sources in this category may have a slight political bias but adhere to scientific principles. See all Pro-Science sources.
- Overall, we rate Frontiers in Bird Science as a Pro-Science journal based on peer review and a clean fact-check record. We also rate them Mostly Factual due to Frontier Media’s retractions of studies either pre or post-publication.
Bias Rating: PRO-SCIENCE
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: EXCELLENT
Media Type: Journal
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Frontiers in Bird Science is a peer-reviewed open-access journal that covers the field of Bird Science. According to its about page, “Frontiers in Bird Science publishes high-quality scientific studies of birds, whether the birds are wild, captive or domesticated, and makes those studies instantly available to everyone through Gold Open Access. The journal contains traditional specialty sections, such as Ecology and Behavior, Conservation and Management, and others.”
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Funded by / Ownership
Frontiers in Bird Science is owned by Frontiers Media SA, which is a for-profit corporation. Funding comes from digital sales of content and author fees for publication.
Analysis / Bias
Frontiers in Bird Science is an open-access journal that publishes information and research related to bird science. The journal primarily publishes research like this Motivations for birdwatching scale – Developing and testing an integrated measure on birding motivations.
Frontiers Media has been criticized for being a predatory open-access publisher. In short, Predatory Open Access publishing is an exploitative open-access publishing business model that involves charging publication fees to authors without providing the editorial and publishing services associated with legitimate journals.
However, Frontiers in Bird Science is a credible scientific journal, as we have not found any controversy or significant retractions. Although, Frontiers Media has retracted some studies in other publications that were found to be of poor methodology and not thoroughly peer-reviewed.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Frontiers in Bird Science as a Pro-Science journal based on peer review and a clean fact-check record. We also rate them Mostly Factual due to Frontier Media’s retractions of studies either pre or post-publication. (D. Van Zandt 04/05/2023)
Last Updated on May 24, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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