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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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News from Development

Special Issue: Metabolic and Nutritional Control of Development and Regeneration

We are pleased to invite submissions for our upcoming special issue on metabolic and nutritional control of development and regeneration. The deadline for submitting articles to the special issue is 15 May 2023.

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 first ‘In preprint’ article 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 Issue 2, Lenin Chandran, Stefan Luschnig, H.-Arno Müller and colleagues show that Src42A is required for E-cadherin dynamics during axis elongation. The highlighted movie is of germband extension in control (upper) and Src4A knockdown (lower) embryos. Time is indicated in mm:ss format.

See more movies on our YouTube playlist.

Currently on the Node

An interview with Victoria Deneke

We chat with Victoria Deneke, winner of the 2022 SDB Trainee Science Communication Award, about her outreach and communication work and her research career.

Featured Resource: MorphoNet

In our latest Featured Resource article, we hear from Patrick Lemaire and Emmanuel Faure, who describes the work of MorphoNet.

The month in preprints

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

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