About Journal of Developmental Biology


The Journal of Developmental Biology (ISSN 2221-3759) is an international, peer-reviewed, quick-refereeing, open access journal, which publishes reviews, research papers and communications on the development of multicellular organisms at the molecule, cell, tissue, organ and whole organism levels. Our aim is to encourage researchers to effortlessly publish their new findings or concepts rapidly in an open access medium, overseen by their peers. There is no restriction on the maximum length of the paper; the full experimental details must be provided so that the results can be reproduced. Electronic files regarding the full details of the experimental procedure, if unable to be published in a normal way, can be deposited as supplementary material.


Journal of Developmental Biology focuses on

  • Development mechanisms and genetics
  • Cell differentiation
  • Embryonal development
  • Tissue/organism growth
  • Metamorphosis and regeneration of the organisms.

It involves many biological fields, such as

  • Molecular biology
  • Genetics
  • Physiology
  • Cell biology
  • Anatomy
  • Embryology
  • Cancer research
  • Neurobiology
  • Immunology
  • Ecology
  • Evolutionary biology

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