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Birth Defects

Online ISSN: 2515-1657

Birth Defects is a bimonthly, open access, peer-reviewed journal which considers manuscripts on all aspects of birth defects.

Manuscripts may take the form of original empirical research, critical reviews of the literature, brief commentaries, meeting reports, case reports, innovations in clinical practice, letters and drug clinical trial studies.

BDJ welcomes direct submissions from authors: Attach your word file with e-mail and send it to: alternatively to:

Please, follow the Instructions for Authors. In the cover letter add the name and e-mail address of 5 proposed reviewers (we can choose them or not).

Copyright is retained by the authors and articles can be freely used and distributed by others. Articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work, first published by BDJ, is properly cited.

Editor in chief

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Editorial Board

Anita Datta

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
University of British Columbia

Timothy A. Sanders

Assistant Professor
Department of Paediatrics/Neonatology
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital

Eric Benjamin Levey

Associate Professor
Department of Paediatrics
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
United States

Alan M. Fujii

Clinical Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Boston University

Reecha Sharma

Assistant Professor
Health Services Department
Saint Joseph University, Philadelphia

Arjun Dutta

Senior Associate Dean & Professor
Marshall B. Ketchum University

Charitha Madiraju

Assistant Professor
Marshall B. Ketchum University

Parkash Mandhan

Paediatric Surgeon
Department of Pediatric Surgery
Hamad General Hospital

David Gomez-Pastrana

Associate Professor
Department of Pediatric Respiratory Medicine
Cadiz University

Jun Gu

Associate Professor
Department of School of Health Professions
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Giuseppe sorrentino

Department of Neurology
University of Naples

Héctor Malagón Hidalgo

Head of The Clinic of Craniofacial Surgery
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Hospital General Dr Manuel Gea González

Oana-Eugenia Popescu

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology
University of British Columbia

Efimia Papadopoulou-Alataki

Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics /Immunology
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Karen Thies

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Missouri Health Care

James P. (Pat) McAllister

Department of Neurosurgery
University of Purdue

Leonardo Bussolin

Department of Pediatric Neuroanesthesia
Pediatric Surgery of Florence University

Baolin LIU

Deputy Director
Tianjin key Laboratory of Cognitive Computing & Application
University of Tianjin

Sona Nevsimalova

Department of Neurology
University of Charles

Hilda Razzaghi

Department of Congenital and Developmental Disorders
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Charleta Guillory

Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Baylor College of Medicine

Leslie L Barton

Professor emeritus
Department of Pediatrics
University of Arizona

Mohammed Rachidi

Director of Research
Department of Molecular Genetics of Human Diseases (MGHD)
French Polynesia
University of Paris Denis Diderot

In Press

Volume 1, Issue 2

Arthrogryposis of left upper limb hypoplasia and asymmetry

Moawad S Arevalo S Zahouani T Rajegowda B

Image-Birth Defects (BDJ)

August 07, 2017

Acute hemolytic crisis in a patient with hemoglobin constant spring disease: a case report

Wattana Insiripong Somchai Insiripong

Case Report-Birth Defects (BDJ)

August 21, 2017

Bilirubin-induced neurologic dysfunction (BIND): appearances are fairly often deceptive

Lakatos L Balla G

Research Article-Birth Defects (BDJ)

September 18, 2017

Current Issue

Volume 1, Issue 1

Infant ENOS haplotypes and maternal PIH

Yanamandra K Pramanik A Bocchini Jr JA Dhanireddy R

Research Article-Birth Defects (BDJ)

May 18, 2017

Comparison of amniotic fluid volumetry between fetal sonography and MRI - Correlation to MR diffusion parameters of the fetal kidney

Elena Moschos Daniel Güllmar Anja Fiedler Ulrike John Diane M. Renz Matthias Waginger Ekkehard Schleussner Dietmar Schlembach Uwe Schneider Hans-Joachim Mentzel

Research Article-Birth Defects (BDJ)

May 29, 2017

Split cord malformation with dermal sinus, one hemicord harboring dermoid cyst, thickened filum terminale in pediatric population: Report of first case in western literature

Guru Dutta Satyarthee Ambuj Kumar

Case Report-Birth Defects (BDJ)

June 02, 2017

Prenatally diagnosed, right-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia complicated by hepatic pulmonary fusion and intrathoracic kidney

Toshiko Takezoe Mioko Nomura Katsuhiro Ogawa Kotaro Tomonaga Michinobu Ohno Kazunori Tahara Toshihiko Watanabe Tomoro Hishiki Akihiro Fujino Mikiko Miyasaka Osamu Miyazaki Hideshi Fujinaga Takeshi Fujimoto Yushi Ito Rika Sugibayashi Katsunori Ozawa Seiji Wada Haruhiko Sago Rie Irie Takako Yoshioka Yutaka Kanamori

Case Report-Birth Defects (BDJ)

June 02, 2017

An integrated analysis of the Down Syndrome trajectory: Could implicit bias be driving Trisomy 21’s phenotypes?

Robin Lynn Treptow

Research Article-Birth Defects (BDJ)

June 08, 2017

Course of neurofibromatosis type 1 diagnosed in adult woman

Agnieszka Gawlewicz-Mroczka Alina Cempa Aneta Zygulska Krzysztof Sładek

Case Report-Birth Defects (BDJ)

June 17, 2017


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Submit Manuscript

BDJ welcomes direct submissions from authors: Attach your word file with e-mail and send it to: alternatively to:

Publication Charges

Birth Defects is an Open Access journal and we do not charge the end user when accessing a manuscript or any article. This allows the scientific community to view, download, distribution of an article in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited, under the term of "Creative Commons Attribution License". In line with other open access journals we provide a flat fee submission structure on the acceptance of a peer-reviewed article which covers in part the entirety of the publication pathway (the article processing charge). The process includes our maintenance, submission and peer review systems and international editing, publication and submission to global indexing and tracking organisations and archiving to allow instant access to the whole article and associated supplementary documents. We also have to ensure enough investment to secure a sustainable model which ethically, legally and financially stable.

The publication charges for Birth Defects are GBP 690.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why are your charges set at these levels?

All articles published in OA Text are open access. Open Access publishing implies that all readers, anywhere in the world, are allowed unrestricted to full text of articles, immediately on publication in OA Text Journals. The Article Publication Charges pay for the editorial and production costs of the journal, for hosting the website, publishing articles online, preparing HTML , PDF and XML versions of the articles and submitting the articles in electronic citation database like CrossRef.

Our financial goals are to:

  • Recover capitalization costs;
  • Produce sufficient revenue to allow for a sustainable and scalable publishing program, under continuous development;
  • Bend the publication-charge cost downward over time.

Who will pay the APC?

Corresponding author or Co-authors has to make the payment on acceptance of the article.

When should I pay?

Corresponding author or the paying institutions should arrange for the payment once they are notified regarding acceptance of the article. APC is exempted for cases in which a wavier agreement has been made in-prior to submission.

*We request an immediate attention towards the payment as the articles will not be published unless the charges have been paid.

How do I pay?

Authors or institutions can make payments by two modes as per their convenience.

  1. Wire/Bank transfer
  2. Card payment

Note: No taxes are included in this charge, taxes will be applicable as per the policies of the country of the payee. Additional transaction charges may be levied on the author.

Can I be eligible for wavier on APC?

The waiver request will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and will be provided accordingly.

*The Waiver requests must be made during the submission process and will not be accepted after  processing of the manuscript.

Do I have to pay if my manuscript is rejected?

No, Article processing charges will not be applicable for articles rejected by the Editorial office.

Withdrawal Charges

Are reprints of my article included in the article processing charges (APCs)?

No, Article processing charges (APCs) do not include the charges for the reprints. Reprints facility is optional and should be order separately.