About the Journal of Serendipitous and Unexpected Results
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. JSUR provides:
- Open-access publication, with free online access to contents, authors retain copyright
- Peer review by experts
- Online forums for further discussion and dialogue
To contact the editorial board, please use editor [at] jsur [[dot]] org.
Mission and Scope
An important component of scientific discovery is a disciplined examination of research results that contradict or negate extant hypotheses. Indeed the history of science is rife with examples of important discoveries arising from such results. However, there is a distinct lack of a forum in which such results can be presented and discussed in any meaningful way. We believe a forum for and dialogue on serendipitous and unexpected results will provide valuable insight and inform modern research practices.
JSUR is an open-access journal that aims to provide such a forum, that is complementary to existing journals and conference venues. JSUR is primarily focused on recent research in the computational and life sciences, two burgeoning fields in which there is much to be gained by reporting, and providing a forum for understanding, discoveries that seem difficult to explain or that are surprising and contradictory to conventional wisdom.
Articles published in JSUR discuss results that are unexpected or perplexing given conventional wisdom or that clearly negate a popular hypothesis. These contributions can take the form of short communications, full-length papers, review articles or opinion pieces. Fostering scientific dialogue is also a primary focus of JSUR, with open access to articles being complemented by forum-style discussion on the website.
Please refer to our Author Guidelines when you are preparing your manuscript for submission. If you are unsure whether your paper is suitable for JSUR, please visit the author guidelines page for information about presubmission inquiries.
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 ...
At this time, JSUR does not have a publication charge.
Department of Computer Science and
Banting and Best Dept of Medical Research, Faculty of Medicine
University of Toronto; Toronto, Ontario Canada
Department of Computer Science
Tulane University; New Orleans, Louisana USA
Senior Research Scientist
Cadre Research Labs; Massachusetts USA
Director of Research
Zettics; Massachusetts USA