Easy to Read, Easy to Cite?

13 Pages Posted: 18 Oct 2018

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Michael M. Dowling

ESC Rennes School of Business

Helmi Hammami

Qatar University College of Business

Ousayna Zreik

ESC Rennes School of Business

Date Written: September 29, 2018

Abstract

Ease of readability of Economics Letters journal abstracts, and number of works cited in an article, is positively related to future citations. Readability appears to particularly matter for mathematical and quantitative methods and macroeconomics papers, while number of works cited is generally important across all articles.

Keywords: readability, research impact, bibliometrics, Economics Letters

JEL Classification: A1, B4

Suggested Citation

Dowling, Michael M. and Hammami, Helmi and Zreik, Ousayna, Easy to Read, Easy to Cite? (September 29, 2018). Economics Letters, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3257385

Michael M. Dowling (Contact Author)

ESC Rennes School of Business ( email )

Rue Robert d'arbrissel, 2
Rennes, 35000
France

Helmi Hammami

Qatar University College of Business ( email )

College of Law
Qatar University
Doha, 2713
Qatar

Ousayna Zreik

ESC Rennes School of Business ( email )

Rue Robert d'arbrissel, 2
Rennes, 35000
France

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