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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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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.


Journal Meeting - From Stem Cells to Human Development

Our Journal Meeting on human development, organised by James Briscoe, Prisca Liberali, Samantha Morris and Wei Xie, will take place on 11 – 14 September. Registration is open, and the abstract submission deadline is 15 July 2022.


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 10, Kathryn Duvall, Raphael Kopan and colleagues examine the role of Notch in nephron segmentation using the developing mouse kidney and human kidney organoids. Our featured movie is a Z-stack through a mouse kidney expressing activated NOTCH; labelled with antibodies against Wt1 (NPC and podocyte marker), Tfap2b (distal tubule marker) and Hnf4a and LTL (proximal tubule markers).

See more movies on our YouTube playlist.

Currently on the Node

Development presents… survey

We are currently asking for feedback on our Development presents… webinars and invite you to complete a short survey to help us determine the future direction of the series.

Beddington medal winner: Guillermo Serrano Nájera

We talked to 2022 BSDB Beddington medal winner Guillermo Serrano Nájera about his PhD research, his fascinating lockdown project on domestication and his plans for the future.

The month in preprints

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


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