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About Development

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 led by James Briscoe, 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.

Development sits at the heart of the developmental biology community, promoting and supporting the latest advances in the field.

Development also supports the community through the provision of Travelling Fellowships for junior researchers, by organising our own Journal Meetings, and through our community blog ‘the Node’.

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Development is a Transformative Journal with a commitment to transition towards Open Access. Our growth in Open Access content is powered by our Read & Publish agreements.

Journal Meetings

Development hosts an annual Journal Meeting with a focus on networking and opportunities for attendees to more widely share their latest research.

Travelling Fellowships

We offer funding to graduate students and post-docs wishing to make collaborative visits to other labs.

Reducing the pain to publish

Find out about our transfer option to Biology Open.

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Uniting researchers working with unconventional experimental organisms – Development Journal Meeting 2023 

9 January 2024

Development’s Journal Meeting, Unconventional and Emerging Experimental Organisms in Cell and Developmental Biology, took place from 17 to 20 September 2023 at the beautiful Wotton House in Surrey, UK. 

In the opening remarks of the Meeting, Katherine Brown, the Executive Editor of Development, made the case for the developmental biology field to expand their horizons. Traditional models like flies, mice, and fish, while invaluable, are not the be-all and end-all of developmental biology. The need for diversity in the study of life’s fundamental processes has become strikingly clear in recent years.  

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