Journal of Developmental Biology — Open Access Journal

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 from Vol. 5 (2017). Citations available in PubMed, full-text archived in PubMed Central.
  • Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 13 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.5 days (median values for papers published in the first six months of 2018). 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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2 October 2018
MDPI Welcomes Plan S

Special Issues

Special Issue in JDB
Conserved and Divergent Mechanisms Regulating Muscle Development and Regeneration Guest Editor: Frederic Relaix
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Special Issue in JDB
Retinoids in Development 2019 Guest Editors: Stephane Zaffran, Sonia Stefanovic
Deadline: 30 April 2019
Special Issue in JDB
Craniofacial Genetics and Developmental Biology Guest Editor: Sally Moody
Deadline: 15 January 2020

Topical Collections

Topical Collection in JDB
Hedgehog Signaling in Embryogenesis Collection Editor: Henk Roelink

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