Mechanisms of Development

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Mechanisms of Development  
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Former names
Mechanisms of Development', Cell Differentiation and Development, Cell Differentiation
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Mech. Dev.
Discipline Developmental biology
Language English
Edited by D. Wilkinson
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Monthly
Delayed, after 12 months
ISSN 0925-4773 (print)
1872-6356 (web)
LCCN 92645804
OCLC no. 22927690

Mechanisms of Development is a peer-reviewed scientific journal covering all aspects of developmental biology. It is the official journal of the International Society of Developmental Biologists and is published by Elsevier. The journal was established in 1972 as Cell Differentiation and was renamed Cell Differentiation and Development in 1988. It acquired its current name in December 1990. The editor-in-chief is D. Wilkinson (National Institute for Medical Research). A separate section of the journal, Gene Expression Patterns, covers research on cloning and gene expression.

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The journal is abstracted and indexed in:

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2015 impact factor of 2.041,[1] whereas Gene Expression Patterns has an impact factor of 1.485.[2]


  1. ^ "Mechanisms of Development". 2015 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2016. 
  2. ^ "Gene Expression Patterns". 2015 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2016. 

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