Journal of Developmental Biology

Journal of Developmental Biology (ISSN 2221-3759; CODEN: JDBOAX) is a peer-reviewed open access journal on the development of multicellular organisms at the molecule, cell, tissue, organ and whole organism levels, and is published quarterly online by MDPI. 
  • Open Access—free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High visibility: Indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI - Web of Science) and Scopus. Citations available in PubMed, full-text archived in PubMed Central.
  • CiteScore 2019 (Scopus): 4.2, which equals rank 37/77 (Q2) in the category 'Developmental Biology' and rank 165/274 (Q3) in the category 'Cell Biology'.
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 15.1 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.1 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2020). FAST Track available.
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.
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Special Issue in JDB
80 Years since Hans Spemann - Modern Approaches in Experimental Embryology Guest Editor: Janine M. Ziermann
Deadline: 31 March 2021
Special Issue in JDB
Craniofacial Genetics and Developmental Biology Guest Editors: Sally Moody, André Luiz Pasqua Tavares
Deadline: 30 April 2021
Special Issue in JDB
Infectious Diseases and Developmental Biology: COVID-19 and Beyond Guest Editors: Rwik Sen, Carmen Ledesma-Feliciano, Navneet Dogra
Deadline: 15 June 2021
Special Issue in JDB
Advances in Development: Focus on Rare Congenital Diseases Guest Editor: Julia Oxford
Deadline: 30 June 2021
Topical Collection in JDB
Hedgehog Signaling in Embryogenesis Collection Editor: Henk Roelink
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