Welcome to the Forum for Negative Results (FNR),
a part of the
Journal of Universal Computer Science
The "Forum for Negative Results", established 1997,
is a permanent special section of the
Journal of Universal Computer Science (J.UCS), one of the oldest
peer-reviewed electronic journals (started in 1994 by Springer Verlag).
- J.UCS is a high-quality, peer-reviewed, archival scientific journal, covering
all areas of Computer Science, Information Systems, and Software Engineering.
- It is published monthly in electronic form by a worldwide
consortium of universities under an Open Access policy;
paper copies of complete volumes are also available.
- J.UCS articles, once published, are guaranteed to remain
unchanged. However, there are refereed annotations for providing
updates by the author or comments by others.
- FNR is a regular part of J.UCS and enjoys all of its advantages.
- FNR publishes reports on high-quality, negative research
results in all practical areas of Computer Science.
Venues specialized on publishing negative results
- All Results Journal: Chem
(since 2010; "focuses on recovering and publishing those experiments that either failed or led to 'unexpected' results within all areas of Chemistry")
- All Results Journal: Nano
(since 2010; "focuses on recovering and publishing negative results in Nanotechnology")
- All Results Journal: Phys
(since 2010; "focuses on recovering and publishing experiments with negative results in Physics")
- Social Sciences
- Computer Science
- Rejecta Mathematica
(since 2009; motto: "Caveat emptor", accepts only material that has been rejected in peer-review elsewhere)
- Diverse Fields
Please tell me if you find something else that should be in the above list.
Venues _also_ publishing negative results
Unlike the ones above, these venues are not specialized towards
negative results and do not publish only those.
Rather, they accept negative results among other things
and explicitly say so.
There are too many such venues among the specialized journals in many
disciplines to list them all, so we only mention a few with
broad topic range.
How to submit to FNR
For submitting a paper for publication in the Forum for Negative Results,
- just follow the guidelines given in
"How to submit to J.UCS"
- and give your paper an additional subtitle,
namely "A contribution to the Forum for Negative Results".
- The paper will undergo the normal J.UCS reviewing and publication
process, except that the FNR review criteria as described in the
FNR call for papers
will be applied as a complement to the normal J.UCS criteria.
Last modified: Wed Oct 30 18:19:06 W. Europe Standard Time 2013