Researcher's Perceptions on Publishing “Negative” Results and Open Access | Lucía Echevarría et al. | Nucleic Acid Therapeutics, 27 July, 2020

This paper presents the empirical results of a small-scale survey among RNA therapeutics researchers, which has been conducted in order to assess their opinion on the subject of publishing contradictory or ambiguous results in the context of their attitudes to Open Access publishing.

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Pablo Markin 20 days ago

As this paper suggests, Open Access models for journal publishing are likely to be amenable for promoting the dissemination of negative research results, which is likely to be de-prioritized due to publication costs, technological barriers and implicit quality requirements that high-impact journals are likely to impose. Conversely, the sharing of inconsistent, inconclusive or different empirical results among scholarly community members is strongly likely to have wide-ranging benefits, such as for hypothesis testing, about which there is a tentative consensus as well.