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Birth Defects Research Part C - Embryo Today: Reviews

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryBiochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Developmental Biology

Medicine (miscellaneous)
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Inc.
Publication typeJournals
ISSN1542975X, 15429768
Scope The journal Birth Defects Research publishes original research and reviews in areas related to the etiology of adverse developmental and reproductive outcome. In particular the journal is devoted to the publication of original scientific research that contributes to the understanding of the biology of embryonic development and the prenatal causative factors and mechanisms leading to adverse pregnancy outcomes, namely structural and functional birth defects, pregnancy loss, postnatal functional defects in the human population, and to the identification of prenatal factors and biological mechanisms that reduce these risks. Adverse reproductive and developmental outcomes may have genetic, environmental, nutritional or epigenetic causes. Accordingly, the journal Birth Defects Research takes an integrated, multidisciplinary approach in its organization and publication strategy. The journal Birth Defects Research contains separate sections for clinical and molecular teratology, developmental and reproductive toxicology, and reviews in developmental biology to acknowledge and accommodate the integrative nature of research in this field. Each section has a dedicated editor who is a leader in his/her field and who has full editorial authority in his/her area.


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The set of journals have been ranked according to their SJR and divided into four equal groups, four quartiles. Q1 (green) comprises the quarter of the journals with the highest values, Q2 (yellow) the second highest values, Q3 (orange) the third highest values and Q4 (red) the lowest values.

Developmental Biology2004Q2
Developmental Biology2005Q1
Developmental Biology2006Q1
Developmental Biology2007Q1
Developmental Biology2008Q1
Developmental Biology2009Q1
Developmental Biology2010Q2
Developmental Biology2011Q2
Developmental Biology2012Q1
Developmental Biology2013Q2
Developmental Biology2014Q2
Developmental Biology2015Q2
Developmental Biology2016Q2
Developmental Biology2017Q2
Developmental Biology2018Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Medicine (miscellaneous)2018Q1

The SJR is a size-independent prestige indicator that ranks journals by their 'average prestige per article'. It is based on the idea that 'all citations are not created equal'. SJR is a measure of scientific influence of journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from It measures the scientific influence of the average article in a journal, it expresses how central to the global scientific discussion an average article of the journal is.

Citations per document

This indicator counts the number of citations received by documents from a journal and divides them by the total number of documents published in that journal. The chart shows the evolution of the average number of times documents published in a journal in the past two, three and four years have been cited in the current year. The two years line is equivalent to journal impact factor ™ (Thomson Reuters) metric.

Cites per documentYearValue
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20043.724
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20054.947
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20064.517
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20074.903
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20084.071
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.500
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20104.841
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20114.757
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20125.371
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.962
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.861
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.490
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.851
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.150
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.805
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20043.724
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20054.947
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20064.517
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20074.500
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20084.238
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.463
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20104.469
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20114.430
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20125.608
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.949
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.867
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.013
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.973
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.026
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.760
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20043.724
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20054.947
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20063.259
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20074.750
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.407
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20103.509
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.038
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20125.288
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.981
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.306
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.740
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.769
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.740
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.640
Total Cites 

Evolution of the total number of citations and journal's self-citations received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years.
Journal Self-citation is defined as the number of citation from a journal citing article to articles published by the same journal.

Self Cites20030
Self Cites20047
Self Cites20058
Self Cites20061
Self Cites20075
Self Cites20086
Self Cites20092
Self Cites20104
Self Cites20115
Self Cites20127
Self Cites20133
Self Cites20142
Self Cites20150
Self Cites20165
Self Cites20170
Self Cites20180
Total Cites20030
Total Cites2004108
Total Cites2005282
Total Cites2006393
Total Cites2007378
Total Cites2008356
Total Cites2009357
Total Cites2010362
Total Cites2011350
Total Cites2012443
Total Cites2013386
Total Cites2014365
Total Cites2015305
Total Cites2016298
Total Cites2017310
Total Cites2018238
External Cites per Doc 
Cites per Doc

Evolution of the number of total citation per document and external citation per document (i.e. journal self-citations removed) received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years. External citations are calculated by subtracting the number of self-citations from the total number of citations received by the journal’s documents.

External Cites per document20030
External Cites per document20043.483
External Cites per document20054.807
External Cites per document20064.506
External Cites per document20074.440
External Cites per document20084.167
External Cites per document20094.438
External Cites per document20104.420
External Cites per document20114.367
External Cites per document20125.519
External Cites per document20134.910
External Cites per document20144.840
External Cites per document20154.013
External Cites per document20163.907
External Cites per document20174.026
External Cites per document20184.760
Cites per document20030.000
Cites per document20043.724
Cites per document20054.947
Cites per document20064.517
Cites per document20074.500
Cites per document20084.238
Cites per document20094.463
Cites per document20104.469
Cites per document20114.430
Cites per document20125.608
Cites per document20134.949
Cites per document20144.867
Cites per document20154.013
Cites per document20163.973
Cites per document20174.026
Cites per document20184.760
% International Collaboration

International Collaboration accounts for the articles that have been produced by researchers from several countries. The chart shows the ratio of a journal's documents signed by researchers from more than one country; that is including more than one country address.

YearInternational Collaboration
Citable documents 
Non-citable documents

Not every article in a journal is considered primary research and therefore "citable", this chart shows the ratio of a journal's articles including substantial research (research articles, conference papers and reviews) in three year windows vs. those documents other than research articles, reviews and conference papers.

Non-citable documents20030
Non-citable documents20041
Non-citable documents20051
Non-citable documents20061
Non-citable documents20070
Non-citable documents20080
Non-citable documents20090
Non-citable documents20101
Non-citable documents20111
Non-citable documents20123
Non-citable documents20133
Non-citable documents20144
Non-citable documents20153
Non-citable documents20163
Non-citable documents20175
Non-citable documents20184
Citable documents20030
Citable documents200429
Citable documents200557
Citable documents200687
Citable documents200784
Citable documents200884
Citable documents200980
Citable documents201081
Citable documents201179
Citable documents201279
Citable documents201378
Citable documents201475
Citable documents201576
Citable documents201675
Citable documents201777
Citable documents201850
Cited documents 
Uncited documents

Ratio of a journal's items, grouped in three years windows, that have been cited at least once vs. those not cited during the following year.

Uncited documents20030
Uncited documents20044
Uncited documents20057
Uncited documents200612
Uncited documents20077
Uncited documents20089
Uncited documents200913
Uncited documents201010
Uncited documents201113
Uncited documents201210
Uncited documents201315
Uncited documents201412
Uncited documents201513
Uncited documents201613
Uncited documents201720
Uncited documents201813
Cited documents20030
Cited documents200426
Cited documents200551
Cited documents200676
Cited documents200777
Cited documents200875
Cited documents200967
Cited documents201072
Cited documents201167
Cited documents201272
Cited documents201366
Cited documents201467
Cited documents201566
Cited documents201665
Cited documents201762
Cited documents201841
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