Journal of Negative Results in Biomedicine (JNRBM) ceased to be published by BioMed Central as of 1st September 2017. BioMed Central will continue to host an archive of all articles previously published in the journal and all articles published in JNRBM during its time with BioMed Central will remain fully searchable via the BioMed Central website.
The mission and purpose of JNRBM had always been to encourage the publication of null results, addressing bias in the literature. Since its inception, JNRBM provided a platform for results which would otherwise have remained unpublished, and many other journals followed JNRBM’s lead in publishing articles reporting negative or null results. As such JNRBM has succeeded in its mission and there is no longer a need for a specific journal to host these null results. For authors seeking an alternative outlet for the publication of null results, a number of other BioMed Central journals will consider this content; please refer to the specific criteria for publication for each journal. In particular, please see BMC Research Notes.