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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.

Call for papers: Eco-evo-devo

The Editors of BMC Developmental Biology, BMC Ecology and BMC Evolutionary Biology announce the launch of the cross-journal thematic series on eco-evo-devo, the effect of the environment of development and evolution. Please click the above link for further information and to submit to the collection.

Deadline for submissions is 30th August 2020.

Call for Papers: New Section Launches

The Editors of BMC Developmental Biology are pleased to announce the launch of five new sections to acknowledge the growing field of developmental biology:

●    Stem cell biology and cellular reprogramming
●    Organogenesis and organoids
●    Morphogenesis and mechanobiology  
●    Development and disease
●    Plant development

BMC Series Focus Issues

April: Genome editing

To commemorate World DNA Day celebrated annually on 25th of April, read this month's selection of articles on genome editing from across the BMC Series Journals.

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Computational fluid dynamics used for developing brain organoid cultures 

In a breakthrough study, researchers from Brazil use computational fluid dynamics to generate cost-effective brain organoids that included retinal pigmented cells. Read the full article here.


Aims and scope

BMC Developmental Biology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on the development, growth, differentiation and regeneration of multicellular organisms, including molecular, cellular, tissue, organ and whole organism research.


Manuscript Editor

Assistant Editor

  • Elizabeth Debney, BioMed Central, UK

Section Editors

Brett Nixon, Section Editor

Dr. Brett Nixon is a Professor of Biological Sciences at University of Newcastle in Australia.  Dr. Nixon’s research interests focus on understanding the mechanistic basis of male germ cell development. Through the study of model species as diverse as crocodiles, platypus and humans, his ongoing research has broad application for the diagnosis of sperm dysfunction, the design of novel therapeutic intervention strategies to alleviate the burden of male infertility, and assisted reproductive strategies for wildlife conservation.

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