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EvoDevo 10th Anniversary | Message from the Chief Editors

Greetings! 


At this 10-year anniversary of the launch of EvoDevo, we are thrilled and honored to take over the reins from Mark and Max. Broadly, Evolutionary Developmental Biology seeks to understand how changes in development drive major transitions and innovation in organismal evolution. Rooted in comparative developmental biology and integrating the principles and methods of many subdisciplines of biology along the way, “Evo-Devo” is now an established field.

Call for papers: Eco-evo-devo

The Guest Editors Gaspar Jekely and Yi-Hsien Su welcome submissions to the cross-journal special issue on Eco-evo-devo. This issue is a join collection between BMC Developmental Biology, BMC EcologyBMC Evolutionary Biology, and EvoDevo. For more information read here.

Articles

  1. Authors: Dana J Rashid, Susan C Chapman, Hans CE Larsson, Chris L Organ, Anne-Gaelle Bebin, Christa S Merzdorf, Roger Bradley and John R Horner

    Content type: Review

In Review: Preprint platform and more

EvoDevo has launched In Review, a new option that provides authors with on-demand information on the status of their manuscript, enables them to share their work with funders and their research community, and allows their colleagues to comment and collaborate - all whilst their manuscript is under review. Full details here.

See what's In Review in EvoDevo

COVID-19 and impact on peer review

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: Emerging Systems

The Guest Editors, Michalis Averof and Chiara Sinigaglia, are pleased to invite you to propose an article to Emerging Systems thematic series to EvoDevo.  

To propose an article please click here

Featured Article: New patterns of Hox gene expression in Phoronopsis harmeri

The authors of this research discuss the phenomenon of lack of expression of Hox gene during the early development of the phoronid Phoronopsis harmeri which indicates that the larval body develops without positional information from the Hox patterning system. They propose that a new body form was intercalated to the phoronid life cycle by precocious development of the anterior structures or by delayed development of the trunk rudiment in the ancestral phoronid larva. Read the full article

Aims and scope

EvoDevo publishes high quality articles on a broad range of topics associated with the translation of genotype to phenotype in a phylogenetic context. Understanding the history of life, the evolution of novelty and the generation of form, whether through embryogenesis, budding, or regeneration are amongst the greatest challenges in biology. We support the understanding of these processes through the many complementary approaches that characterize the field of evo-devo.

The focus of the journal is on research that promotes understanding of the pattern and process of morphological evolution.

All articles that fulfill this aim will be welcome, in particular:

  • evolution of pattern
  • formation comparative gene function/expression
  • life history evolution
  • homology and character evolution
  • comparative genomics
  • phylogenetics and palaeontology

About the Editors

Mansi Srivastava, Editor-in-Chief
Mansi is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University and the Curator of Invertebrates at the Museum of Comparative Zoology.

Andreas Hejnol, Editor-in-Chief
Andi is Professor and research group leader of “Comparative Developmental Biology” at the Department of Biological Sciences (BIO) of the University of Bergen, Norway.