Developmental Neurobiology

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Edited By: Eduardo Macagno, Darcy B. Kelley, Moses V. Chao, Mu-Ming Poo, and Paola Bovolenta

Impact Factor: 2.529

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 17/41 (Developmental Biology); 146/256 (Neurosciences)

Online ISSN: 1932-846X


Developmental Neurobiology publishes original research articles and critical review papers on all aspects of nervous system development and aging, including plasticity and the ontogeny of behavior, and regeneration and repair as well as changes brought about by disease. The general aim of the journal is to be the forum of choice for the broad presentation and discussion of the mechanisms underlying the dynamic nature of the structural and functional properties of the nervous system.

Aims and Scope

The journal welcomes reports of mechanistic studies that use the whole range of genetic, epigenetic, molecular, cellular, physiological, anatomical or behavioral tools to examine the differentiation and maturation of neural stem or primary cells, in vitro and in vivo, across the varied lifespans of invertebrates, vertebrates and humans, both in normal development and aging, and in disease. Topics of particular current interest, beside basic molecular and cellular mechanisms of neural development and neuroevolution, include neuroinflammation and neuroimmune responses, neurodevelopmental disorders, comparative studies of diseases of the nervous system, and the use of stem cells in nervous system repair, among others.

The journal also publishes Special Issues on topics of significant current interest, including those devoted to specific vertebrate or invertebrate groups that are advantageous for addressing neural dynamics. A complete list of forthcoming and past Special Issues can be found on a dedicated section of the journal homepage. The Editors welcome suggestions of possible topics for future Special Issues, and interested readers should contact the Editorial Office with their proposal for the Editors’ consideration.

The Editors also welcome pre-submission inquiries of the journal’s interest in publishing any original research reports, as well as Review articles covering relevant active research areas. Interested readers should contact the Editorial Office with an article outline or draft abstract for the Editors’ consideration.

Authors interested in submitting to Developmental Neurobiology should consult the journal’s Author Guidelines, which provides useful advice on manuscript preparation and more. All submissions to Developmental Neurobiology should be submitted via the journal’s online system:

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