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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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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.


Pathway to Independence programme

We're excited to announce a new scheme aimed at supporting postdocs as they go on the job market. Our 'Pathway to Independence' programme will provide mentorship, support and networking opportunities to a group of researchers transitioning to independence. You can find out more about the scheme in our Editorial.


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 24, Mudan He, Shengbo Jiao, Yonghua Sun and colleagues highlight the role of maternal Nanog in translational control of maternal mRNA during oogenesis and early embryogenesis. The featured movie shows cytoplasmic movement in a Mnanog mutant embryo.

See more movies on our YouTube playlist.

Currently on the Node

SciArt profile: Mol Mir

In our first SciArt profile of 2023, we hear from Mol Mir, a Science Visualization specialist at Stowers Institute..

A day in the life of a Trichoplax lab

In our ‘A day in the life of…’ series, Marvin Leria tell us what makes Trichoplax adhaerens a great model organism, as well as sharing everyday tricks and trips for working with Trichoplax.

The month in preprints

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


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