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Characteristic features of research article titles in computer science

Anthony, Laurence (2001) Characteristic features of research article titles in computer science. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, 44 (3). pp. 187-194.

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Abstract

Previous researchers have given conflicting views as to what makes a “good” research article (RA) title. In this paper, characteristic features of research article titles, including length, punctuation usage, word frequency, and preposition usage are investigated using a corpus of 600 research articles from the six journals of the IEEE Computer Society. Results show, while some of the intuitive observations made in the literature about title writing are accurate for computer science journals, other observations have ignored the effects of discipline and field variation. Subsequently, these observations are either unjustified or misleading.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication
Subjects:
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Linguistics & English Language
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
ID Code: 71623
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 06 Nov 2014 11:09
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2017 23:17
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/71623

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