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Stories can wait. Science can’t.

Observations, not stories, are the pillars of good science. Today’s journals however, favor storytelling over observations, and congruency over complexity. As a consequence, there is a pressure to tell only good stories. Moreover, incentives associated with publishing in high-impact journals lead to loss of scientifically and ethically sound observations that do not fit the storyline, and in some unfortunate cases also to fraudulence. The resulting non-communication of data and irreproducibility not only delays scientific progress, but also negatively affects society as a whole.

Here at ScienceMatters, we publish the true unit of science, the observation. Standard data, orphan data, negative data, confirmatory data, contradictory data and even hypotheses are all published in our journals. What emerges is an honest view of the science that is done, rather than just the science that sells a story. Piece by piece, we will create an internet of science, together. Because science (alone) matters!

Our journals


A journal for single-observations by Sciencematters
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ISSN: 2297-8240

Matters Select

A journal for outstanding single-observations by Sciencematters
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ISSN: 2297-9239

Reproducibility Matters

A journal for confirmatory or contradictory data

Hypothesis Matters

A journal for hypotheses