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Birth Defects Research

Part A • Part B • Part C Download PDF

Journal Aims and Scope - Part B

Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology

The purpose of this journal is to publish original contributions describing the toxicity of chemicals to developing organisms and the process of reproduction. The scope of the journal will include:

  • toxicity of new chemical entities and biotechnology derived products to developing organismal systems;
  • toxicity of these and other xenobiotic agents to reproductive function;
  • multi-generation studies;
  • endocrine-mediated toxicity, particularly for endpoints that are relevant to development and reproduction;
  • novel protocols for evaluating developmental and reproductive toxicity;
  • approaches to the application of risk assessment for developmental and reproductive toxicants;
  • toxicity related to direct exposure in juvenile animals.

Studies with in vivo and in vitro model systems will be the primary focus of the journal. Studies conducted to comply with regulations for the registration of pharmaceuticals, agro chemicals, chemicals or biotechnology derived products and provide data for safety/risk assessments are welcome, including testing to fulfill requirements for high-production volume, assessment of children’s health, endocrine disruptor screening and testing, and other governmentally mandated programs. Inclusion of comprehensive data that are necessary for complete interpretation of study results is encouraged, and tables and figures that are too extensive to publish in hard copy may be made available through an associated website.

Manuscripts will be judged based on the appropriateness of the experiments, quality of the data, the presence of multiple dose levels, adequate statistical power, and the presence of information that allows estimation of the potential risk to human reproduction or development. The outcome of a study (i.e., whether an agent is a reproductive hazard) will not be used as criterion for acceptance of a manuscript.


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