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Volume 149,
Issue 9
May 2022

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


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.


Special Issue: The Immune System in Development and Regeneration

Our latest special issue focussing on the role of the immune system in development and regeneration is now complete. You can read the Editorial from our Guest Editors, Florent Ginhoux and Paul Martin 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 our Special Issue on the immune system in development and regeneration, Karina Geurtzen, Franziska Knopf and colleagues use laser-ablation to examine the role of the immune system in bone repair. Our featured movie show the recruitment of neutrophils (labelled in magenta) to an osteoblast lesion in the opercle region of a zebrafish larva.

See more movies on our YouTube playlist.

Currently on the Node

Featured resource: The National Mouse Genetics Network

In our latest ‘Featured Resource’ article, Owen Sansom, the director of the recently launched MRC National Mouse Genetics Network, describes the objectives of the project and its future goals.

Sci-Art profile: Maria Abou Chakra

Our latest SciArt profile features Maria Abou Chakra, a theoretical biologist who uses her creative background to inspire her research.

The month in preprints

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


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