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DGE accepts the following article formats Original Papers, Short Communications, Reviews, Perspective articles, Technical Notes, and “Database Corner”.
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Development Genes and Evolution publishes high-quality reports on all aspects of developmental and evolutionary biology. This builds on the journal’s long history of focusing on developmental mechanisms from a broad perspective. The topics covered by the journal are exemplified by the following themes:
- Developmental processes of all life stages in model and non-model organisms
- Developmental diversity and evolution of plants and animals
- Genes and pattern formation, cell lineages and fate maps
- Cellular mechanisms of morphogenesis and organogenesis
- Stem cells and regeneration in development and evolution
- Quantitative genetics and functional genomics of developmental processes
- Evolution of developmentally relevant genes
- Ecological influence on developmental and evolutionary processes (eco-evo-devo)
Details on specific article formats are provided on the Submission Guidelines page
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Highlights on our publication procedures
- No page charges
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- Up-to-date information on Optional Open Access Publication Fee (APC) can be found under “Learn about publishing OA with us”
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DGE History in short
A short outline on the journal's history of shaping and keeping pace with changing perspectives on developmental biology research:
- Founded in 1894 as Archiv für Entwicklungsmechanik der Organismen by Wilhelm Roux, who edited the journal from 1894 to 1923.
- Continued from 1925 as Wilhelm Roux’ Archiv für Entwicklungsmechanik der Organismen, edited by Benno Romeis (1925-1967), Hans Spemann (1924-1941), Walther Vogt (1915-1941), Otto Mangold (1942-1944), Alfred Kūhn (1947-1967), Gerhard Krause (1968-1975).
- Continued from 1975 as Wilhelm Roux’ Archives of Developmental Biology, edited by Gerhard Krause (1975-1979), Rudolf Weber (1975-1985).
- Continued from 1985 as Roux’ Archives of Developmental Biology, edited by Rudolf Weber (1986-1988), Klaus Sander (1988-1996).
- Continued from 1996 as Development Genes and Evolution, edited by Diethard Tautz (1996-2004), Volker Hartenstein (2004-2015), Angelika Stollewerk (2016- ).
About DGE in a few lines
- Long running journal, founded 1894
- Examines all major aspects of development biology with a special emphasis on topics that deal with evolutionary questions
- Reports on experimental work at the systemic, cellular and molecular levels in the field of animal and plant systems
- Topics range from diversity and evolution to genes and pattern formation in invertebrates, vertebrates and plants, and beyond
- 100% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again
- Angelika Stollewerk
- Publishing model
- Hybrid. Learn about publishing OA with us
- 1.339 (2019)
- Impact factor
- 1.797 (2019)
- Five year impact factor
- 42 days
- Submission to first decision
- 124 days
- Submission to acceptance
- 78,740 (2019)
Authors (first, second and last of 7)
Evolutionary conservation of opsin gene expression patterns in the compound eyes of darkling beetles
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Authors (first, second and last of 9)
As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.
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Invite to read this Open Access Review on Experimental duplication of bilaterian body axes in spider embryos: Holm’s organizer and self-regulation of embryonic fields
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