In science, there is a gap between what is researched and what is published.
The Journal of Trial and Error (JOTE) aims to close that gap.
In scientific practice, trial and error is a fundamental process of learning and discovery. Therefore, JOTE aims to make public the lessons of the struggles in research. JOTE is convinced about the productive role of errors, and so we aim to publish answers to the question “what went wrong?” in the form of short communications (empirical articles), as well as problematising this question by reflecting on what failure means in science (reflection articles). On our main website you can read JOTE’s manifesto to learn further about our goals, and the benefits of publishing errors.