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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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We are now accepting submissions for our upcoming special issue, Modelling Development In Vitro. For more information, click here.  

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Special Issue: Modelling Development In Vitro

We are pleased to invite submissions for our upcoming special issue on modelling development in vitro. The deadline for submitting articles to the special issue is 28 February 2022.

Special Issue: The Immune System in Development and Regeneration

Our latest special issue focussing on the role of the immune system in development and regeneration is open. The first articles are online now and we will be adding new articles over the coming months.

Special Issue: Imaging Development, Stem Cells and Regeneration

Our special issue on imaging development, stem cells and regeneration is complete. Read the introductory editorial by Swathi Arur, James Briscoe, Yka Helariutta, Thomas Lecuit and Liz Robertson.

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.

Read more about the OA options we offer our authors.

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.

Currently on the Node

Sci-Art profiles: Maria Diaz de la Loza

Maria tells us about her journey as a researcher and illustrator, including how she was drawn to work in developmental biology by the beautiful microscopy images published in the field.

Countdown to 2022

In our ‘Countdown to 2022’, we reveal a new image each day in December from a scientist or illustrator that has contributed to either the Node or FocalPlane in 2021. You can view the gallery here.

The month in preprints

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

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