Science never fails. Just dig through the JUnQ to find the hidden treasures.
Call for Contributions: Send in your article or open question until 1st of May or the 1st of June respectively. Find more information here.
The first issue of volume 3 is online. You can download it here.
Science is not always about success. Most research projects are unsuccessful stories producing ambiguous or ‘null’-results that don’t lead to unambiguous conclusion. Nevertheless this ‘failed’ research provides useful and valuable information for fellow scientists. Currently only research projects with positive results and clear conclusions have the chance to get published in scientific journals. Due to these publication practices a lot information is lost for the scientific community and additionally scientists find themselves in the dilemma of having to overinterpret data.
We have set out to change this. With the Journal of Unsolved Questions (JUnQ) we provide a means to gather ‘null’-result research and open problems. JUnQ is a platform to communicate projects, which just didn’t work, ambiguous data without exaggeration and unfinished investigations, which raise more questions than they answer.
How to contribute
Help us to spread the idea of honest science by contributing to our journal. You can submit Articles and Open Questions. See “For Authors” for more details! Or comment on our articles, open questions or questions of the week.
The Journal of Unsolved Questions received the “Deutscher Ideenpreis” (German prize for ideas) 2012. You can read more about the prize here.