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.
News from Development
We are delighted to announce a new call for our Pathway to Independence (PI) programme. This scheme is aimed at supporting postdocs planning to go on the job market in 2024, and will provide mentorship, training, networking and profile-raising opportunities. The application deadline is 31 January 2024.
We welcome submissions for our upcoming special issue, led by our Academic Editor Cassandra Extavour, working alongside Guest Editors Liam Dolan and Karen Sears.
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. You can find a list of the conferences that we’ll be attending here.
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.
The Forest of Biologists
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.
In Issue 24, Clayton Becker, Kenneth Poss and colleagues visualize and quantify JNK signaling dynamics at single-cell resolution in glial cell populations in developing zebrafish larvae and during injury-induced regeneration.
This video shows a 12 hour timelapse of a spinal cord acquired immediately after spinal cord injury directly anterior to the lesion.
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Currently on the Node
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.
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.
Our latest series featuring developmental and stem cell biology labs across the globe.