Mechanisms of Development

The Official Journal of The International Society of Developmental Biologists

Mechanisms of Development - ISSN 0925-4773
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 0.483 Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP):
SNIP measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field.
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.043 SCImago Journal Rank (SJR):
SJR is a prestige metric based on the idea that not all citations are the same. SJR uses a similar algorithm as the Google page rank; it provides a quantitative and a qualitative measure of the journal’s impact.
Impact Factor: 2.176 (2018) Impact Factor:
The Impact Factor measures the average number of citations received in a particular year by papers published in the journal during the two preceding years.
© 2017 Journal Citation Reports ® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
5 Year Impact Factor: 2.048 (2018) Five-Year Impact Factor:
To calculate the five year Impact Factor, citations are counted in 2016 to the previous five years and divided by the source items published in the previous five years.
© 2017 Journal Citation Reports ® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
Volumes: Volumes 161-164
Issues: 4 issues
ISSN: 09254773

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Mechanisms of Development is an international journal covering the areas of cell biology and developmental biology. In addition to publishing work at the interphase of these two disciplines, we also publish work that is purely cell biology as well as classical developmental biology.

MOD is the official journal of The International Society of Developmental Biologists (ISDB which supports the world-wide community of developmental biologists.

Mechanisms of Development will consider papers in any area of cell biology or developmental biology, in any model system like animals and plants, using a variety of approaches, such as cellular, biomechanical, molecular, quantitative, computational and theoretical biology.

Areas of particular interest include:

  • Cell and tissue morphogenesis
  • Cell adhesion and migration
  • Cell shape and polarity
  • Biomechanics
  • Theoretical modelling of cell and developmental biology
  • Quantitative biology
  • Stem cell biology
  • Cell differentiation
  • Cell proliferation and cell death
  • Evo-Devo
  • Membrane traffic
  • Metabolic regulation
  • Organ and organoid development
  • Regeneration

Mechanisms of Development does not publish descriptive studies of gene expression patterns and molecular screens; for submission of such studies see Gene Expression Patterns.