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Four Effective Approaches for Formulating Article Titles in Social Science—An Editorial Perspective of International Journals

DOI: 10.12677/ISL.2023.73010, PP. 61-67

Keywords: 文献题目,文献引用,文章发表,学术价值,国际期刊
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The title of an article determines the probability of being accepted for publication by a journal, as well as the number of readings and citations after publication. Different types of titles have different impacts on the academic value of an article. After analyzing 2100 international academic journals in social sciences, this study proposes a criterion of “two points in one line” as the principle for judging the size of the paper title. Question-type literature titles are currently a common method used by authors in the field of social sciences and present the research questions clearly so as to attract readers. On the contrary, literature with abstract topics is not likely to attract readers’ interests, and such topics do not significantly contribute to the academic value of literature. The topic should reflect the research highlights or research value as much as possible. The concluding topic can sig-nificantly contribute to the academic value of the literature and can increase the number of cita-tions of the literature.


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