Title length

Bramoulle, Yann and Ductor, Lorenzo (2018) Title length. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 150 . pp. 311-324. ISSN 0167-2681 (doi:10.1016/j.jebo.2018.01.014)

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Abstract

We document strong and robust negative correlations between the length of the title of an economics article and different measures of scientific quality. Analyzing all articles published between 1970 and 2011 and referenced in EconLit, we find that articles with shorter titles tend to be published in better journals, to be more cited and to be more innovative. These correlations hold controlling for unobserved time-invariant and observed time-varying characteristics of teams of authors.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Economics
Item ID: 23336
Notes on copyright: © 2018. This author's accepted manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
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Depositing User: Lorenzo Ductor Gomez
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2018 14:52
Last Modified: 11 May 2020 10:21
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/23336

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