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DGE accepts the following article formats: Original Papers, Short Communications, Reviews, Perspective articles, Technical Notes, and  “Database Corner”.

The full list of themes is available on the tab ‘Aims and scope’.

Share your ideas for Special Issues, Reviews, or Collections with the Editor-in-Chief Dr. Angelika Stollewerk and the Reviews Editor Dr. Kristen Panfilio. 

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 find here https://bit.ly/2MZtf8K  

Open Access funding and support find here https://bit.ly/3782jdS 

Highlights on our publication procedures

  • No page charges
  • Free color figures in print and online!
  • Up-to-date information on Optional Open Access Publication Fee (APC) can be found under “Learn about publishing OA with us”
  • The journal operates under single-blind peer review model

For further information on publishing open access through institutional open access agreements, please see https://bit.ly/3beV19x 

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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Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

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2.116 (2021)
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2.672 (2021)
Five year impact factor
41 days
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111,190 (2021)

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