1 March 2017

New journal launched to remedy publication bias

As of Tuesday 28th February 2017, a new and innovative health psychology journal may change the landscape of publishing scientific results. This open access bulletin will aim to remedy the publication bias that troubles psychological science. Most traditional journals aim to publish findings that are considered novel or ‘of outstanding scientific importance’. As a consequence, replications and null findings are rarely published. Health Psychology Bulletin explicitly welcomes null findings, reports of failed manipulation, replications, as well as regular contributions. This way it strives to maximize the potential lessons that can be learned, fostering a shift from a competitive to a collaborative model of science.