Does this Title Bug (Hemiptera) You? How to Write a Title that Increases your Citations
Entomology, Ecology, Journals, Latin names, Titles, Citation rate
College of Natual Science and Mathematics, Biological Sciences
- Titles from entomology and ecology journals were analysed, testing the effect of Latin and common names, functional groups, geographic location, question marks, humour, and title length on citation rate.
- Using the Latin names of study organisms in a title decreases a paper's citation rate.
- There was no effect of the use of common names, question marks, humour, or title length on citation rate. Effects of functional group and geographic location were variable.
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Murphy, Shannon M, et al. “Does This Title Bug (Hemiptera) You? How to Write a Title That Increases Your Citations.” Ecological Entomology, vol. 44, no. 5, 2019, pp. 593–600. doi: 10.1111/een.12740.