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Scholarly communication in transition: The use of question marks in the titles of scientific articles in medicine, life sciences and physics 1966–2005

Ball, Rafael (2009) Scholarly communication in transition: The use of question marks in the titles of scientific articles in medicine, life sciences and physics 1966–2005. Scientometrics 79 (3), pp. 667-679.

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Abstract

The titles of scientific articles have a special significance. We examined nearly 20 million scientific articles and recorded the development of articles with a question mark at the end of their titles over the last 40 years. Our study was confined to the disciplines of physics, life sciences and medicine, where we found a significant increase from 50% to more than 200% in the number of articles ...

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Item Type:Article
Date:2009
Institutions:Central Institutions > University Library
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10.1007/s11192-007-1984-5DOI
Subjects:000 Computer science, information & general works > 020 Library & information sciences
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Owner: Universitätsbibliothek Regensburg
Deposited On:23 Sep 2011 07:27
Last Modified:13 Mar 2014 18:02
Item ID:22172
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