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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)

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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.
  • Continued from 1925 as Wilhelm Roux’ Archiv für Entwicklungsmechanik der Organismen, edited by Benno Romeis, Hans Spemann, Walther Vogt, Otto Mangold, Alfred Kūhn, Gerhard Krause.
  • Continued from 1975 as Wilhelm Roux’ Archives of Developmental Biology, edited by Gerhard Krause, Rudolf Weber.
  • Continued from 1985 as Roux’ Archives of Developmental Biology, edited by Rudolf Weber, Klaus Sander.
  • Continued from 1996 as Development, Genes and Evolution, edited by Diethard Tautz (1996-2004), Volker Hartenstein (2004-2015), Angelika Stollewerk (2016- ).

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1.797 (2019)
Five year impact factor
55 days
Submission to first decision
121 days
Submission to acceptance
94,277 (2020)

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