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Volume 149,
Issue 22
November 2022

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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News from Development


Special Issue: Modelling Development In Vitro

Our latest special issue focussing on modelling development in vitro is now complete. You can read the introductory Editorial from James Wells here.


Preprint curation initiative - In preprints

We have introduced a new article type, ‘In preprints’, which aim to summarise a recently posted preprint, or a collection of preprints, and to discuss the work in a broader context. You can read our collection of ‘In preprints’ articles here. If you are interested in writing an ‘In preprints’ piece, please get in touch.


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. 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.

Read more about the OA options we offer our authors.

Featured movie

In our Special Issue: Modelling Development In Vitro, Juan Eduardo Rodriguez-Gatica, Vira Iefremova, Oliver Brüstle, Martin Karl Schwarz, Ulrich Kubitscheck and colleagues introduce their system to combine tissue expansion and light-sheet fluorescence microscopy for imaging organoid development. The highlighted movie shows pre- and postsynaptic structures in a 14-month-old brain organoid, labelled with synapsin 1 (green) and Homer1 (red).

See more movies on our YouTube playlist.

Currently on the Node

Development presents… modelling development in vitro

Catch up on our Development presents… webinar on the topic of our Special Issue, ‘Modelling Development In Vitro’, featuring talks from Alexandra Wehmeyer and Sebastian Arnold, Ansley Conchola and Sham Tlili.

From Stem Cells to Human Development 2022

In their meeting report, PhD students Haneen Alsehli, Shrinidhi Madhusudan, Marie-Christin Leitner and Katherina Tavernini share their experiences of our recent meeting ‘From Stem Cells to Human Development’.

The month in preprints

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


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