JSUR is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access online journal. JSUR accepts reports on ongoing research in the computational and life sciences, with a specific focus on results that question existing assumptions or uncover surprising phenomena or connections.
The Journal of Serendipitous and Unexpected Results (JSUR) applies the Creative Commons Attribution License (CCAL) to all works we publish. Under the CCAL, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their article, but authors allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy articles in JSUR, so long as the original authors and source are cited. No permission is required from the authors or the publishers. more ...
JSUR articles are meant to present new and interesting results in computational and life sciences. Thus, in additional to a high standard for technical merit, we strive to ensure that a manuscript submitted to JSUR also makes clear the context of the work being reported and the high level importance of the results being reported. Additionally, the review process will take into account writing style as well as technical content.
To be considered for publication in JSUR, any given manuscript should:
- Describe original work
- Advance current understanding of an important research problem
- Provide rigorous methodology
- Include compelling evidence for its conclusions
If you are unsure whether your work satisfies the basic requirements for publication in JSUR, we encourage you to submit a presubmission inquiry.To do so, register for an account if you have not already done so, login, and select "Presubmission Inquiry" from the list of Author Tasks.
Overview of the Review Process
Submitted manuscripts are first reviewed by the editorial board that decides whether the manuscript describes a sufficient body of work to support a significant advance. If so, the paper is sent for external peer review, and the technical and scientific merits of the work are carefully evaluated. Once the reviews have been received and considered by the editors, a decision is sent to the corresponding author of the manuscript. The decision will be within one of the following categories:
- Major revision
- Minor revision
During the review phase, we prefer articles to be submitted in PDF format; however we also accept works in DOC or RTF format.
At this time, JSUR does not have a publication charge.