Title Characteristics and Citations in Economics

10 Pages Posted: 25 Jan 2017

See all articles by Matthias Gnewuch

Matthias Gnewuch

University of Bonn

Klaus Wohlrabe

CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute) - Ifo Institute

Date Written: December 12, 2016

Abstract

We investigate the relationship between article title characteristics and citations in economics using a large data set from Web of Science. Our results suggest that articles with a short title that also contains a non-alphanumeric character achieve a higher citation count.

Keywords: articles, title characteristics, citations, non-alphanumeric characters, title length

JEL Classification: A120, A140

Suggested Citation

Gnewuch, Matthias and Wohlrabe, Klaus, Title Characteristics and Citations in Economics (December 12, 2016). CESifo Working Paper Series No. 6235. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2905646

Matthias Gnewuch

University of Bonn ( email )

Regina-Pacis-Weg 3
Postfach 2220
Bonn, D-53012
Germany

Klaus Wohlrabe (Contact Author)

CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute) - Ifo Institute ( email )

Poschinger Str. 5
Munich, 01069
Germany

Here is the Coronavirus
related research on SSRN

Paper statistics

Downloads
76
Abstract Views
387
rank
329,670
PlumX Metrics