The Journal of Serendipitous and Unexpected Results
Just the name stirred my excitement: The Journal of Serendipitous and Unexpected Results. I’m eagerly awaiting the inaugural issue.
The Journal of Serendipitous and Unexpected Results (JSUR) is an open-access forum for researchers seeking to further scientific discovery by sharing surprising or unexpected results. These results should provide guidance toward the verification (or negation) of extant hypotheses. JSUR has two branches, one focusing on computational sciences and the other on the life sciences.
In a society where drug companies often have more say over publicized research than scientists, it’s nice to see a forum that will showcase anomalies. All too often we fall victim to confirmation bias; a convenient, comfortable killer of creativity.
Shake it up, boys and girls! Thinking outside of the box makes fantastic new boxes.