Birth Defects Research Part C: Embryo Today: Reviews

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Edited By: Rocky S. Tuan

Impact Factor: 3.12

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 12/41 (Developmental Biology)

Online ISSN: 1542-9768

Associated Title(s): Birth Defects Research, Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology, Birth Defects Research Part B: Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology


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Literature Cited:
Literature Cited is to be arranged alphabetically in the following style: Author's name (or names), year of publication, complete title,volume,and inclusive pages.
Journal : Hather BM, Hikida RS. 1988. Properties of standard avian slow muscle grafts following long-term regeneration. J Exp Zool 246:115-123.
Book Chapter : Gilmour ML, Rouse ST, Heilman CJ, Nash NR, LeveyAI.1998. Receptor fusion proteins and analysis. In: Ariano MA, editor.Receptor localization. New York: Wiley-Liss. p 75-90.
Book :Sternberger LA. 1986. Immunocytochemistry. 3rd ed.New York:John Wiley & Sons.

Text references should be arranged chronologically by author’s name followed by year of publication: . . . studies by Smith (1983) reveal
. . . studies by Hamburger and Hamilton (1951) reveal
. . . an earlier report (Schoenwolf, 1988)
. . . earlier reports (Chang and Leblond, 1975; Schoenwolf, 1988)

When references are made to more than one paper by the same author, published in the same year, they are to be designated in the text as (White,1993a,b) and in the literature list as follows:
Kelley RO. 1970a. An electron microscopic study of mesenchyme during development of interdigital spaces in man. Anat Rec 168:43-54.
Kelley RO. 1970b. Fine structure of apical, digital and interdigital cells during limb morphogenesis in man. In: Proceedings of the VIIth International Congress of Electron Microscopy. Vol. III: p 381-382.

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