Jul 28, 2006

Journal Impact Factor And Length Of Title

All scientists dream of publishing in a journal that has a short title. The temptation of monosyllabicism is simply irresistible. Of course, fewer characters in a journal name also make it easier to write it down, and therefore articles in those journals get more references. Am I serious ? No. But this plot, created from a list of impact factors, shows that Acta Obsc., at nine characters, might not be such a bad choice for you after all.

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