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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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Our latest special issue, Imaging Development, Stem Cells and Regeneration, is now open. Articles will be added to the issue over the coming months. To view the issue, click here.  

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Our website has changed as we have moved to a new publishing platform. If you have any questions, visit our migration page which includes more information and FAQs.

News from Development

Call for papers

We welcome submissions for our upcoming special issue, The Immune System in Development and Regeneration, guest-edited by Florent Ginhoux and Paul Martin.

Virtual Journal Meeting: Developmental Disorders: From Mechanism to Treatment

Applications are now welcome for the joint Development and Disease Models & Mechanisms virtual meeting taking place in September.

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.

Featured movie

The organisers of #DEVDMM21, Monica Justice, Lee Niswander, Phil Beales and Development Editor-in-Chief James Briscoe, explain why this Meeting will be unique. See more movies on our YouTube playlist

Currently on the Node

An interview with Wajid Jawaid

We meet the 2020 BSDB Beddington Medallist

New strings for the puppeteer of evolution

A 'behind the paper' story from Sarah Jacquelyn Smith, Lance Davidson and Mark Rebeiz

May in preprints

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


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