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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: Modelling Development in vitro

Our latest special issue on modelling development in vitro is open. The first articles are online now and we will be adding new articles over the coming months.

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 13, Henning J. Falk, Takehito Tomita, Alexander Aulehla and colleagues simultaneously image up to four mouse embryos using selective plane illumination microscopy (SPIM-for-4) to examine the oscillatory signalling dynamics from early gastrulation to somitogenesis. In our featured movie, the embryo is expressing the Notch signalling reporter LuVeLu (cyan) and R26H2Bmcherry to mark nuclei (red), and is imaged from the late allantois bud stage onwards.

See more movies on our YouTube playlist.

Currently on the Node

SciArt profile: Bob Goldstein

In our SciArt profile series, we feature Bob Goldstein, a professor from UNC-Chapel Hill, who makes researchers feel like rock stars by producing ‘gig posters’ for their scientific talks.

Workshop report: ‘Creative Science Writing’

Kristin Sherrard gives us a behind-the-scenes view of the recent Workshop from The Company of Biologists on ‘Creative Science Writing’.

The month in preprints

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

Journals from The Company of Biologists

Development current cover
Journal of Cell Science current cover
Journal of Experimental Biology current cover
Disease Models and Mechanisms current cover
Biology Open current cover
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