Write better, publish better
Diego Marino Fages
Scientometrics, 2020, vol. 122, issue 3, No 17, 1681 pages
Abstract There is evidence that having more readable abstracts and introductions help authors get cited. I show that, in economics, there is also an effect of readability on the probability of publishing in a Top 5 journal (and in a higher-ranked journal in general). I compute readability measures for a set of working papers and examine the journals in which they get published. My results suggest that previous estimates of the effect on citations are downward biased, as higher-ranked journals are more widely read and cited.
Keywords: Readability; Journals; Ranking; Top 5; NBER (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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