Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology

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Edited By: Michel Vekemans

Impact Factor: 2.211

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 27/41 (Developmental Biology); 48/87 (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 Distinguished Scholar Award


Description: The Birth Defects Research Distinguised Scholar Awards were created with a generous annual contribution from the publisher of the Teratology Society's journals, Wiley-Blackwell. The awards recognize senior authors for the importance, impact, and relevance of their published works in the field of birth defects research. The dual purpose of the award is to provide recognition to the authors of highly cited papers and to encourage authors trained in various disciplines to submit high quality papers to Birth Defects Research. Authors of papers publishing in Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology and Birth Defects Research Part B: Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology will be evaluated separately in order to recognize different kinds of work. The number of citations to papers published in each journal over a 5 - 10 year period prior to the year of the award is the basis for preliminary selection, but other factors (see below) are considered by the selection committee. Both original research articles and review articles will be considered, and the selection committee will have the flexibility to make awards to authors of both types of articles. Each journal has an award total of $1,500, which may be divided between multiple authors and which may be accepted in the form of cash or reimbursement in-kind (i.e., for Teratology Society meeting registration, airfare, and/or hotel room). The award receipients are recognized at the annual meeting of the Teratology Society, but the award recipients are not required to be in attendance. The recipients need not be memembers of the Teratology Society.

Judging Process: Authors for this award are selected by the Awards Committee. Articles published in the prior 5 - 10 years will be initially evaluated for their number of citations to date. The period for counting citations will end on January 1, of the year in which the awards will be announced. The selection committee endeavors to weigh the overall impact to the field of birth defects research of the most highly cited papers and the overall publication record of the authors in consideration. Other factors to be considered include: other prior and concurrent publications, prior awards from the Teratology Society (e.g., Wilson Publication Award), as well as the innovations, originality, and depth of the analyses performed. Previous award recipients will be ineligible for a period of three years for the specific body of research.

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