Aims and Scope
The Journal of Reproduction and Development (JRD) is an international, peer-reviewed Open Access publication, and the official journal of the Society for Reproduction and Development. In six issues per year, JRD publishes basic studies of reproductive biology in vertebrates, including gametogenesis, early embryonic development, placenta development, implantation, reproductive endocrine function and reproductive organ development. JRD also welcomes applied and clinical studies that contribute to the control of reproduction in wild, domestic and laboratory animals, and to the development of new technology to address issues in the field of reproduction. Human clinical case reports are not published by the journal.
- Impact factor 2.214 (July 2021)
- Most cited article published in 2018-2019
Mancozeb impairs the ultrastructure of mouse granulosa cells in a dose-dependent manner. Palmerini MG et al., vol 64, 75-82 (2018).
- Most viewed article in July 2022 (J-STAGE)
Green Fluorescent Protein as a Novel Vital Marker in Transgenic Mouse. Okabe, M. et al., Vol. 43, j19-j25 (1997).
JRD Outstanding Paper Award in 2021 Congratulations!
- Reestablishment of transzonal projections and growth of bovine oocytes in vitro. Fushii et al., vol. 67(5): 300–306 (2021).
- Oocyte-specific gene knockdown by intronic artificial microRNAs driven by Zp3 transcription in mice. Sasaki et al., vol. 67(3): 229–234 (2021).
- Maintenance of mouse trophoblast stem cells in KSR-based medium allows conventional 3D culture. Sun et al., 67(3): 197–205 (2021).
- Differentially methylated CpG sites related to fertility in Japanese Black bull spermatozoa: epigenetic biomarker candidates to predict sire conception rate. Takeda et al., 67(2): 99–107 (2021).
Vol. 68 Issue 4 2022
Opinions and HypothesesGenetically engineered animal models for Marfan syndrome: challenges associated with the generation of pig models for diseases caused by haploinsufficiency
Naomi JACK, Tomoyuki MUTO, Keigo IEMITSU, Tamaki WATANABE, Kazuhiro UMEYAMA, Jun OHGANE, Hiroshi NAGASHIMA
J Reprod Dev. 2022 Aug; 68(4): 233–237. Published online 2022 May 23. doi: 10.1262/jrd.2022-027
Original ArticlesOocyte-derived growth factors promote development of antrum-like structures by porcine cumulus granulosa cells in vitro
Riho MORIKAWA, Hirohisa KYOGOKU, Jibak LEE, Takashi MIYANO
J Reprod Dev. 2022 Aug; 68(4): 238–245. Published online 2022 May 2. doi: 10.1262/jrd.2022-023Effects of different cyclooxygenase inhibitors on prostaglandin E2 production, steroidogenesis and ovulation of bovine preovulatory follicles
Andreas VERNUNFT, Rebecca LAPP, Torsten VIERGUTZ, Joachim M. WEITZEL
J Reprod Dev. 2022 Aug; 68(4): 246–253. Published online 2022 May 3. doi: 10.1262/jrd.2021-148Evaluation of bovine uterine gland functions in 2D and 3D culture system
Yosuke SUGINO, Taiki SATO, Yuki YAMAMOTO, Koji KIMURA
J Reprod Dev. 2022 Aug; 68(4): 254–261. Published online 2022 May 27. doi: 10.1262/jrd.2022-029Production of offspring from vacuum-dried mouse spermatozoa and assessing the effect of drying conditions on sperm DNA and embryo development
Natsuki USHIGOME, Sayaka WAKAYAMA, Kango YAMAJI, Daiyu ITO, Masatoshi OOGA, Teruhiko WAKAYAMA
J Reprod Dev. 2022 Aug; 68(4): 262–270. Published online 2022 Jun 7. doi: 10.1262/jrd.2022-0485-Aminolevulinic acid combined with sodium ferrous citrate mitigates effects of heat stress on bovine oocyte developmental competence
Omnia ELGENDY, Go KITAHARA, Shin TANIGUCHI, Takeshi OSAWA
J Reprod Dev. 2022 Aug; 68(4): 271–277. Published online 2022 Jun 15. doi: 10.1262/jrd.2021-145Differentiation of stem progenitor CD9/SOX2-positive cells is promoted with increased prolactin-producing and endothelial cells in the pituitary
Kotaro HORIGUCHI, Ken FUJIWARA, Takehiro TSUKADA, Takashi NAKAKURA, Saishu YOSHIDA, Rumi HASEGAWA, Shu TAKIGAMI
J Reprod Dev. 2022 Aug; 68(4): 278–286. Published online 2022 Jun 11. doi: 10.1262/jrd.2022-047Rapamycin maintains the primordial follicle pool and protects ovarian reserve against cyclophosphamide-induced damage
Xiuying CHEN, Zhijing TANG, Haiyun GUAN, Hexia XIA, Chao GU, Yan XU, Bin LI, Wei ZHANG
J Reprod Dev. 2022 Aug; 68(4): 287–294. Published online 2022 Jun 19. doi: 10.1262/jrd.2022-001
Technology ReportRelationship between the timing of insemination based on estrus detected by the automatic activity monitoring system and conception rates using sex-sorted semen in Holstein dairy cattle
Eri FURUKAWA, Chihiro KANNO, Yojiro YANAGAWA, Seiji KATAGIRI, Masashi NAGANO
J Reprod Dev. 2022 Aug; 68(4): 295–298. Published online 2022 May 30. doi: 10.1262/jrd.2022-006