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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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Development's Pathway to Independence Programme

We are delighted to announce our first cohort of Pathway to Independence (PI) fellows. Over the course of the next year, we will be working with this talented set of postdocs as they transition to independence, helping them navigate the job market and beginning to build a community of junior investigators.

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.

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.

The Forest of Biologists The Forest of Biologists leaves icon

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.

Featured movie

In Issue 9, Eva Kozak, Jerónimo Miranda-Rodríguez, Hernán López-Schier and colleagues uncover a role for Notch1a-mediated symmetry breaking in stabilising cell rotation.

This highlighted video shows a wild-type horizontal neuromast with a focus on a dividing UHCP that results in a pair of nascent hair cells inverting. 

See more movies on our YouTube playlist.

Currently on the Node

Meet the Node correspondents

Learn more about our 2023 Node correspondents, Alexandra Bisia, Brent Foster and Dina Myasnikova, who will be posting on the Node throughout the year. 

An interview with Scott Gilbert

With the 13th edition of ‘Developmental Biology’ about to be published, we chatted to Scott Gilbert, Emeritus Professor of Biology at Swarthmore College, about the story behind the textbook and his research career.

Introducing 'Lab meetings'

Our latest series featuring developmental and stem cell biology labs across the globe.

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