Call for Applications: Birth Defects Research Journal Editor, Mechanisms of Birth Defects and Developmental Disorders

Birth Defects Research, the official journal of the Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention, established in 1960 as the Teratology Society, is looking for an individual to serve as Editor, Mechanisms of Birth Defects and Developmental Disorders. This individual will work with Dr. Michel Vekemans, Editor-In-Chief, as well as Dr. Christina Chambers, Editor, Clinical and Molecular Teratology, and Dr. John Rogers, Editor, Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology.

The term of this position is January 1, 2021, through December 31, 2023, with potential to renew for one or two additional terms.

A description of the Birth Defects Research Editorial Board, including specific roles and responsibilities of the open position (page 4), is available for download HERE (member login required).

The Aims and Scope of the journal Birth Defects Research are available on the journal website.

If you are interested in being considered or would like to suggest someone for this position, please contact Dr. Russell Kirby, Chair, Editor Search Committee, at

BDR Editor Search Committee

  • Russell S. Kirby, PhD, MS, FACE, Chair
  • Brian Enright, PhD, DABT
  • Christina D. Chambers, PhD, MPH
  • Wendy Nembhard, PhD, MPH
  • John M. Rogers, PhD
  • Michel Vekemans, MD, PhD
  • Michiko Watanabe, PhD


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