Call for Papers: Stem Cells for Research to Study Birth Defects and Disease


The use of stem cells to study birth defects and diseases is a rapidly expanding field that we feel deserves attention in a special issue.  We are building this special issue now on the topic of stem cells for research to study birth defects and disease

We welcome a commentary, short report, primary research paper, or review on any aspect of this topic. 

Birth Defects Research, is the official journal of the Society of Birth Defects Research and Prevention (previously the Teratology Society).  For this special issue Dr. Kristin B. Artinger is serving as editor with Dr. Michiko Watanabe (BDR editor emeritus). 

Manuscripts are due Dec 15, 2021 for an issue to publish in 2022.  The particular subject/title of the review and its length are up to you (no page limits or color figure charges).

Our articles are important for parents and patients as well as physicians and investigators.  We urge that they be written with accessibility in mind. All manuscripts will be peer- and editor-reviewed.

Why consider publishing in Birth Defects Research?

  • No publication charges or color figure fees.
  • Submission online is easy: visit
  • Prompt evaluation
  • Wiley and Society press releases for our special issues receive wide press coverage
  • Reach a broad audience of scientists, clinicians, industry, parents, and patients.

Author guidelines can be found at:

Submissions must indicate in their Cover Letter that the paper is designated for the “Stem Cells for Research to Study Birth Defects” special issue.

We very much look forward to hearing favorably from you! Please let us know if you have any questions or wish to propose a preliminary title and topic.


Kristin Bruk Artinger, Ph.D.
Editor of Birth Defects Research
Co-Director, Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program
Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Craniofacial Biology
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus


Michiko Watanabe, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, Genetics, Anatomy
Fellow of the American Association of Anatomists
Section Editor Emeritus of Birth Defects Research
Fellow of AIMBE (American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering)
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

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