Want to get published? Shorten your title

September 3, 2015

A recent study by The Royal Society‘s publishing division showed an association between paper citation and title length. The results of an analysis of over 20 000 papers over seven years showed that for each year papers with the shortest titles received the most citations. “These results are consistent with the intriguing hypothesis that papers with shorter titles may be easier to understand, and hence attract more citations.” Read the full study, along with data infographics here.

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