The Rise of Negative Results
This article from Chemical & Engineering News discusses publication bias and ways to fix it that will sound familiar to readers of TRN. Of particular interest is the need to make space in the literature for negative results: “The open access movement has given rise to new models of publication that judge research work not on significance but solely on originality and competence. That is now giving us new avenues for publishing negative results, such as PLOS One, F1000 Research, Peer J, Scientific Reports, and the recently announced ACS Omega.” The author, Stephen Curry, professor of structural biology at Imperial College London, then goes on to explain why he has started to publish negative results in author-pays, open access journals. To read more, click here.