The point of publishing an experimental image, graph, diagram or even a small video of compact summary for your unsuccessful experiment is not to defile the research community but to gain details of the failure. There is a popular saying that every unsuccessful attempt opens the door to a brilliant idea or opportunity; the research community should, therefore, put more emphasis on the publication of failed attempts. The panic of reputation downgrade due to the publication of negative results has led to another dilemma in the researcher community. With the good use of common sense, it is understood that negative results are always the time-savers for the researchers as steps taken to produce those data or diagram should not be approached a second time the same way. If there is no proper literature review on negative results, it will be such a waste of public or private funding without anybody’s notice.
Therefore, in any research proposal for funding, you should be asking for more negative or unsuccessful prior attempt data. This is a great discussion topic and we are wondering are the researchers ready to display their failure? In recent times, some new journals (Journal of Negative Results in BioMedicine, Journal of Pharmaceutical Negative Results, and The All Results Journals) in limited disciplines are structuring different formats, but there are no specific guidelines or rules for that.
Have you heard graduate students who have not succeeded in any attempts to reach to their research objectives? Well, this is a quite common thing. A lot of graduate students every year graduate with some findings in their tenure of graduate study. It is not always the case that they touch all the hypothesis objectives. Therefore, in most cases, those graduate students end up publishing not a single journal article even after they graduate. Excited to help promote research, Abstract Tube is helping researchers to publish all type of contents such as posters, seminar discussion videos, conference oral presentation video abstract or even thesis defense public video. Abstract Tube is letting researchers publish their flawed findings in image and video formats. Their main focus is to cast light onto important details projected from the failed research.
In a recent article published in Thrive Global , Abstract Tube founder Sarbojeet Jana pointed out how posters presented in national and international level conferences never get cited as a literature review. The solution to that problem is something that is still trying to be resolved. As video abstract submission is on the rise in any conference, a presentation on flawed findings could soon be in the mainstream too. Another aspect of Abstract Tube is so unique is that they like to not only promote particular research but also a research lab group. This helps in branding the whole research group members and their area of work. If a research group has more failed experimental data from the past, this means that those members are the ones who tried to solve the problem at first. Thus, there is no way to be said that failed experiments carry no value to be worthy for publication. To conclude, the time has come to rethink and give access to the failed experiments; Abstract Tube in that respect should be the easy-to-go place to upload the flawed findings.