Does negative publication bias exist?

Positively negative – are editors to blame for publication bias? | Discussions – F1000 Research.

In this interview Stephen Senn is correct in pointing out that the argument, recently voiced by Ben Goldacre in ‘Bad Pharma’ that there is no negative publication bias is flawed. “Senn explains […] that the flaw in the argument of ‘no editorial bias’ is the assumption that the papers submitted to any given journal are more or less of the same quality, regardless of whether they are positive or negative. What we’re apparently overlooking here are the papers that aren’t being submitted.”

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