Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The primary intention of Journal of Negative Results is to provide an online-medium for the publication of peer-reviewed, sound scientific work in ecology and evolutionary biology that may otherwise remain unknown. In recent years, the trend has been to publish only studies with 'significant' results and to ignore studies that seem uneventful. This may lead to a biased, perhaps untrue, representation of what exists in nature. By counter- balancing such selective reporting, JNR aims to expand the capacity for formulating generalizations. The work to be published in JNR will include studies that 1) test novel or established hypotheses/theories that yield negative or dissenting results, or 2) replicate work published previously (in either cognate or different systems). Short notes on studies in which the data are biologically interesting but lack statistical power are also welcome. JNR also intends to present the results of studies in a format suitable for formal meta-analysis. Research quality is of highest importance for JNR. Manuscripts will be assessed for publication on this basis - positive results or support for current scientific dogma are not essential.

'to do science is to search for repeated patterns' (MacArthur, 1972)

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book/Media Reviews

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

The Journal of Negative Results - Ecology & Evolutionary Biology publishes peer-reviewed, sound scientific articles in ecology and evolutionary biology that may otherwise remain unknown because they seem uneventful rather than flawed. By counter-balancing such selective reporting, JNR-EEB aims to expand the capacity for formulating generalizations. It publishes studies that 1) test novel or established hypotheses/theories that yield negative or dissenting results, or 2) replicate work published previously in either cognate or different systems.

Authors submitting a manuscript do so with the understanding that the work has not been published before, is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has been read and approved by all credited authors. Authorship of a paper carries with it responsibility as well as credit; all authors should have contributed significantly to the design or execution of the research, the manuscript text, or the project guidance. All contributing authors must agree on the manuscript content at the time of submission and of the final version upon publication.

Furthermore, by submitting a paper you accept the conditions given in the Copyright Statement and acknowledge that these conditions constitute a binding agreement between you and the Publisher.

For copyright information, see the 'About the Journal' section.

Decisions of the editor are final.

 


Journal of Negative Results. ISSN: 1459-4625