Developmental Biology

Developmental Biology, the official journal of the Society for Developmental Biology, publishes original research on mechanisms of development, differentiation, and growth in animals and plants at the molecular, cellular, genetic and evolutionary levels.

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Epithelial cells changing shape during the cuboidal-to-squamous transition. In developing follicular epithelium of the Drosophila ovary, as follicle cells progress from Stage 8 (top) to stage 10 (bottom), complex genetic and mechanical forces shape these cells during mid-oogenesis. Cells are marked by A90-Gal4, mRFP expression (teal) and nuclei stained with DAPI (yellow-green).

A Message from the Editor-in-Chief of Developmental Biology

Ondine Cleaver

As the Editor-in-Chief of the Society for Developmental Biology's flagship journal, Developmental Biology (DB), I’m writing to make sure you know that when you publish in DB, you directly support the SDB. In fact, revenues from the journal support activities of the Society, including our national and regional meetings and also our critical trainee programs such as Choose Development! and GetHIRED!

Need another reason to publish in DB?

I'll give you four.

  1. Publishing in the journal is always FREE to the authors.
  2. Rapid and transparent review.
  3. Our international team of editors are peer scientists in your field and will work with you to publish your paper.
  4. We are strongly committed to supporting trainees and junior scientists.

Developmental Biology has published seminal papers for over 70 years and continues to be a core journal of our field. By directly supporting your SDB, the journal continues to foster discovery, build community, and advance the field of developmental biology.

I hope you will submit your great research to DB today!

Ondine Cleaver
Editor-in-Chief, Developmental Biology

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