Adrian letchford and his colleagues at the university of warwick in coventry, uk, analysed the titles of 140,000 of the most highly cited peer-reviewed papers published between 2007 and 2013 as listed on scopus, a research-paper database they compared the lengths of the papers' titles with the. The title summarizes the main idea or ideas of your study a good title contains the fewest possible words that adequately describe the contents and/or purpose of your research paper the title is without doubt the part of a paper that is read the most, and it is usually read first if the title is too long it usually contains too many. Five swedish-based scientists have been inserting bob dylan lyrics into research articles as part of a long-running bet an article concerning the measurement of nitric oxide gas in both the respiratory tracts and the intestine the title came up and it fitted there perfectly,” weitzberg recently explained. With the increasing digitalization of research, more and more people are using abstract databases to find articles relevant to their work that's why, if you want your article to come up in the search results, you should make sure that its title is a good summary of your work and that it addresses the right. Found that articles with short titles, particularly those describing results, are associated with higher numbers of views and citations2 thirdly, where appropriate, give details of the research design as noted above, a key role for a title is to be informative while being concise, and colons can assist in this process for example.
However, a title you'd place in quotation marks within the body of the paper (such as the title of an article within a journal) will be written in normal lettering and will not be in quotation marks here are some examples: smith (2001) research is fully described in the journal of higher education smith's (2001) article college. Vital role of titles in academic world ○ readers scan titles to decide whether to read further (berkenkotter & huckin, 1995) ○ most academics find articles by either browsing or searching (tenopir et al, 2009) ○ an average of 97 articles, 204 abstracts, and 1,142 titles are read by researchers in a year (mabe & amin. According to an examination of the titles of around 155,000 journal articles submitted to the uk's most recent research excellence framework (ref), papers with briefer titles tend to be cited more frequently across 10 of the 11 units of assessment covering 36 disciplines in the 2014 ref, “citations.
Therefore, you must select a title that grabs attention, accurately describes the contents of your manuscript, and makes people want to read further such as web of science or pubmed and so will be the most accessed part of your article making a good impression will encourage researchers to read your full paper. Components of a research article beth a fischer and michael j zigmond survival skills and ethics program title purpose: to attract readers interested in this field of study the importance of the title cannot be overstated as it is a major determinant of whether the paper will be read it is the only aspect of. Methods: research articles (n = 423, published in october 2008) from all public library of science (plos) journals and from 12 biomed central (bmc) journals were evaluated publication metrics (views and citations) were analyzed in december 2011 the titles were classified according to their contents, namely. Item 80 - 16351 use a reference page for reference to parenthetical citations within the text of your paper, underline titles of books, plays, pamphlets, periodicals, films, television programs, and recordings place in quotation marks titles of articles, essays in anthologies, book chapters, and lectures number pages in the.
Many journals require that a running title, also known as a running head or short title, be included in submitted manuscripts this shortened form of the main title, usually cited at the top of each published page of an article, serves to guide readers browsing a print journal, shuffling loose printed pages, or toggling between. Journal websites and search engines use the words in research paper titles to categorize and display articles to interested readers, while readers use the title as the first step to determining whether or not to read an article this is why it is important to know how to write a good title for a research paper. When you are searching for a research study on a particular topic, you probably notice that articles with interesting, descriptive research titles draw you in by contrast, research paper titles that are not descriptive are usually passed over, even though they may be good research papers with interesting.
For published articles, other people who made substantial contributions to the work are also listed as authors ask your mentor's permission before including his /her name as co-author abstract 1 an abstract, or summary, is published together with a research article, giving the reader. Example:studies published in the journal of abnormal psychology found that if you are referencing the name of an article, the article name is in quotations example: smith and tennant, authors of the article time travel paradoxes in modern films, observed here is an example of using both: moss. The title page is the first page of your psychology paper in order to make a good first impression, it is important to have a well-formatted title page in proper apa format that clearly represents your paper the following format should be used in both psychology lab reports and research articles your instructor.
All in a name: how research paper titles can make or break writing style and grammar can affect an article's citations 21 december 2016 ivy shih culturaleyes - aussoc2/ alamy stock photo the impact and influence of research papers can be adversely affected by long titles, too many authors and poor punctuation, new. Modern language association and american psychological association guidelines are the most-used formatting styles in academic writing, and both have the same rules regarding how to write an article title in a paper: put quote marks around the title and capitalize the first and last words in the title as well as all other.
Research paper may refer to: academic paper (also called scholarly paper), which is in academic journals and contains original research results or reviews existing results or show a totally new invention position paper, an essay that represents the author's opinion term paper, written by high school or college students. Mostly, the titles of the research articles are with positive statements or presented with assertive sentences related to the work but can't we select titles with a question i mean the research question to be written in the title does it make the paper poor in quality or are there any negative thoughts among the reviewers about. Abstract research articles are clearly influenced by the discipline of the research being reported just as disciplinary conventions place constraints on, for example , the moves and language use of abstracts and introductions, they also provide a set of options for title design this study attempts to identify the title conventions.