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 length of the papers; 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 and
  • Evolutionary biology

MDPI Publication Ethics Statement

JDB is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). MDPI takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. MDPI takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use iThenticate to check submissions against previous publications. MDPI works with Publons to provide reviewers with credit for their work.

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