Robert Boyle Publishing aims to follow the maxims of Boyle himself (1627-1691). We publish papers and reports that emphasize experiment, observation and analysis — regardless of how unpopular the findings might be. Like Boyle, we believe that honest publication of findings, positive or negative, is of great value to other people.
We also believe that government policies or the direction of scientific research should not be based on a single paper, and that verification of findings is essential. The material we publish makes clear its data and analysis procedures.
We do not regard it as our job to be “gatekeepers” of thought. We leave it to the wider community to make any decision about the merit of the materials we publish.
The small charges we put on papers are shared with the author(s), as a reward for effort that might not otherwise be funded, and to cover our costs.