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Volume 148,
Issue 17
September 2021

Development is a leading primary research journal covering the field of developmental biology. With its long and prestigious history and its team of expert academic editors, Development is committed to publishing cutting-edge research across the spectrum of animal and plant developmental biology.

Over recent years, Development has expanded its focus to incorporate the stem cell and regeneration fields, with the aim of underscoring the close links between these growing communities and more traditional developmental biology.

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Our latest special issue, Imaging Development, Stem Cells and Regeneration, is now open. Articles will be added to the issue over the coming months. To view the issue, click here.  

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News from Development

Call for papers

We welcome submissions for our upcoming special issue, The Immune System in Development and Regeneration, guest-edited by Florent Ginhoux and Paul Martin.

Extended submission deadline: 30 September.

Special Issue: Imaging Development, Stem Cells and Regeneration

Articles from our latest special issue focussing on imaging development, stem cells and regeneration are available to view online.

Open Access publishing options

Development recognises the benefits of Open Access publishing and as one of the very first Transformative Journals we offer several publishing options to all of our authors, whatever their funder or financial status.

Featured movie

In our latest special issue, Imaging Development, Stem Cells and Regeneration, Neil Horner, Anne-Marie Mallon and colleagues present LAMA, an automated image analysis for the developmental phenotypes of mouse embryos. The movie is a volume rendered atlas of an E14.5 embryo with 184 segmented organs.

See more movies on our YouTube playlist.

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Sci-Art profiles: Elisabeth Kugler

From microscopes to telescopes, Elisabeth tells us how her art is inspired by observing nature across the scales.

Behind the papers

Go behind the scenes and explore our full archive of interviews with Development authors

The month in preprints

Our latest trawl of the preprint servers for all things developmental biology

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