Birth Defects Research: Home for your next manuscript


Dear Colleagues, 

Birth Defects Research encourages all members of the Teratology Society to submit original research and reviews in support of the official journal of the Teratology Society.

Birth Defects Research publishes original research and reviews in areas related to the etiopathogenesis of adverse developmental and reproductive outcomes. Society members have always been a key makeup of our journal’s authorship. The top-cited papers published over the last few years are listed here. They speak to the diversity of content and high publication quality of Birth Defects Research. In particular our high-impact invited special issues cover broad topics of interest and are promoted internationally through press releases and social media, for maximum impact in the research community.

Birth Defects Research publishes work in the following areas:

  • Environmental, genetic and epigenetic factors, and their interactions, causing birth defects demonstrated by clinical epidemiology
  • Cellular and molecular causative mechanisms of adverse developmental and reproductive outcomes in animal models
  • Novel insights from genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic and metabolomic approaches
  • Protective factors in humans and their mechanisms in animal models
  • Reproductive and developmental toxicity of drugs, chemicals and biotechnology-derived products in organismal, cellular and computational models:
    • endocrine-mediated reproductive and developmental toxicity
    • protocols for evaluating developmental and reproductive toxicity, ranging from computational models to regulatory bioassays
    • physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) mathematical modeling of pregnancy and delivery of agents to the developing organism
    • approaches to risk assessment for developmental and reproductive toxicants 
    • toxicity related to direct exposure in juvenile animals
  • Topical, multi-disciplinary and state-of-the-art review articles that capture exciting advances in normal and abnormal developmental and reproductive biology

Author guidelines can be found at the journal website here.

We encourage you to support the official journal of your Society by submitting your best research. Together we can make Birth Defects Research the scientific voice of the Teratology Society and increase our global impact.


Brian Enright, PhD, DABT, Publications Committee Chair

Michel Vekemans, MD, PhD, Editor-In-Chief

Christina D. Chambers, PhD, MPH, Editor

John M. Rogers, PhD, Editor

Michiko Watanabe, PhD, Editor

Recent Stories
Special Teratology Society Journal Issue Provides New Insight Surrounding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Birth Defects Research, Volume 111, Issue 12, Special Issue on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Birth Defects Research Volume 110, Issue 11, Pages 623-675