Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology

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Edited By: Michel Vekemans

Impact Factor: 2.089

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 32/41 (Developmental Biology); 53/87 (Toxicology)

Online ISSN: 1542-0760

Associated Title(s): Birth Defects Research Part B: Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology, Birth Defects Research Part C: Embryo Today: Reviews


Birth Defects Research is an official publication of the Teratology Society. Society members receive an electronic subscription to all three parts of Birth Defects Research as part of their membership dues. Society members may pay an additional fee to receive the journal in printed form. For more information about the Society and how to become a member, please visit

Aims and Scope

BDR A publishes original research and reviews in areas related to the causes of congenital malformation. The Journal publishes work in the following areas:

  • Environmental, genetic and epigenetic factors demonstrated by epidemiology
  • Developmental and molecular causative mechanisms in animal models
  • Novel insights from genomic and proteomic approaches
  • Protective factors in populations and their mechanisms in animal models
  • Interaction between genes and environment that affect morphogenesis

Birth Defects Research consists of three parts:


Specialists in embryology, teratology, and prenatal development.


Prenatal Epidemiology, Perinatal Epidemiology, Toxicology, Prenatal Development, Perinatal Development, Genomics, Proteomics, Epigenetics, Transcriptomics, Clinical Embryology, Embryology, Teratology, Birth Defects, Pregnancy

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