Do Pressures to Publish Increase Scientists’ Bias?

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  1. The other hypothesis of these missing “negative” results are they are NOT allowed to be published! Because the “positive” gangs will try to their best to put on even “negative” referee reports-:), so they won’t be accepted by the journals, even people try to publish the “negative” results.

    The good example for coral research is the “hybridisation” story. DO we see any papers published in the last 13 years saying there is little chance for corals to hybridise at ecological scale? the answer is of course NO! But do we have the evidence showing corals do hybridise in the field? the answer is also NO. So, we JUST believe corals will do anyway…

    that’s life, isn’t it?

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