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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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Development's 2024 Pathway to Independence Fellows

We are delighted to introduce our 2024 Pathway to Independence (PI) Fellows. Over the next year, we will be supporting this talented group of eight postdocs, providing training, mentorship and networking opportunities as they apply for independent positions.

Special Issue: Uncovering Developmental Diversity

Our special issue on developmental diversity is open. We will be adding more articles over the coming months.

Meet our Editors

Our academic and in-house Editors regularly attend conferences in the fields of developmental and stem cell biology, and would be delighted to meet readers, (potential) authors and reviewers at these events. Review the list of conferences that we'll be attending.

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.

The Forest of Biologists The Forest of Biologists leaves icon

As part of a new biodiversity initiative from The Company of Biologists, Development now plants a native tree in a UK forest for each published Research and Review article. We are also funding the restoration and preservation of ancient woodland and dedicating these trees to our peer reviewers. All of these trees are represented together in a virtual forest. Read the Editorial to find out more about the launch of this initiative.

Featured movie

In the Special Issue Uncovering Developmental Diversity, Vanessa Barone, Antonio Tagua, Luis Escudero and colleagues use the sea star embryogenesis as a model of a proliferating epithelium to highlight how cell division induces 3D cell rearrangements during development.

This video shows a confocal time-lapse video of the vegetal vide of a Patiria miniata wild type embryo. The embryo is expressing a membrane marker (mYFP, yellow) and a nuclear marker (n-CFP, cyan) imaged between the 32- and 2000-cell stages.

See more movies on our YouTube playlist

Currently on the Node

Introducing 'Honest Conversations'

This new blog series aims to create frank conversations around less-discussed topics on the Node, such as unconventional career paths, mental health, and equity, diversity and inclusion in science.

Development presents...

Throughout 2024, this webinar series will showcase postdocs who will be applying for independent positions in the developmental and stem cell biology field. Catch up on the recordings and register for future webinars.

'Lab meetings'

Our latest series featuring developmental and stem cell biology labs across the globe.

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