Following our recent report on the (report of the) finding that Short Paper Titles Tend to Have a Longer Reach (Improbable Research, June 16th 2016) we now inform about (research about) another possible method that academic authors might use to lever increased attention for their paper – with the disarmingly simple trick of adding a […]
Citation databases contain some items that contain some degree of mystery. Here’s one such item from the Pubmed database: Dtsch Z Gesamte Gerichtl Med. 1952;41(3):240-2. [Murder with animal hair]. [Article in Undetermined Language] PROKOP O.
Investigator boupinel, spurred by reading “Ig Nobel winner writes ‘best abstract ever’“, writes: “John Doyle had an abstract that’s at least as good to a paper back in 1978.” The citation for that paper is: “Guaranteed Margins for LQG Regulators,” John C. Doyle, IEEE Transactions on Automa — C Control, Vol. vol. 23, no. 4, August […]