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Are shorter article titles more attractive for citations? Cross-sectional study of 22 scientific journals.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Croatian Medical Journal
1332-8166
Publisher
Croatian Medical Journal
Publication Date
Volume
51
Issue
2
Pages
165–170
Identifiers
PMID: 20401960
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Longer titles seem to be associated with higher citation rates. This association is more pronounced for journals with high impact factors. Editors who insist on brief and concise titles should perhaps update the guidelines for authors of their journals and have more flexibility regarding the length of the title.

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