Special Issues – Call for Topics

Readers and authors of Developmental Psychobiology are encouraged to put forward suggestions for hot topics and important areas they’d like to see overed by the journal in future special issues.

Submit your special issue idea directly to the Editor-in-Chief: email Michele Brumley.

Exciting Upcoming Special Issues

The Brain-Gut Connection

This special issue  entitled “The brain-gut connection: environmental influences on gastrointestinal biology and neuro-behavior across development.” is being edited by Dr. Bridget Callaghan and Ms. Morgan Firestein.

The study of brain-gut communication is rapidly expanding and research findings with relevance to developmental psychobiology continue to emerge. The interdisciplinary nature of this research field, intersecting with psychology, neuroscience, microbiology, gastroenterology, and clinical science, has resulted in a burgeoning body of data across several different species and myriad developmental stages.


50th Anniversary of Developmental Psychobiology

This special issue will mark the 50th anniversary of Developmental Psychobiology. This special issue will celebrate both the past and future of the field, and is being co-edited by Dr. Dima Amso and Dr. Mark Blumberg.


 2017 Annual Meeting Abstracts are published in Developmental Psychobiology, 29 JAN 2018 | DOI: 10.1002/dev.21598

2015 Annual Meeting Abstracts are published in Developmental Psychobiology, November 2015, Volume 57, Issue 7, Pages 861–885.

In each issue, Developmental Psychobiology will feature one article and access to it will be free initially.

A yearly subscription to the online version of Developmental Psychobiology is included in the ISDP Regular Membership upon request, for those without institutional subscriptions. All ISDP members are encouraged to submit their manuscripts to Developmental Psychobiology. The journal also sponsors awards which are presented at the ISDP Annual Meetings.