Tongue-Tripping Title of the Month

This month’s Tongue-Tripping Title of the Month comes from a study published almost a decade ago: “Time displacement rotational echo double resonance: heteronuclear dipolar recoupling with suppression of homonuclear interaction under fast magic-angle spinning,” Tim W.T. Tsai, Yun Mou, and Jerry C.C. Chan, Journal of Magnetic Resonance, vol. 214, no. 1. January 2012, pp. 315-8. […]

Is This the Most Important Psychology Article Published This Year?

No one has yet (as of this writing) disputed that this is the most important psychology research study published this year: “I’ll Read That!: What Title Elements Attract Readers to an Article?” Robert M. Hallock and Tara N. Bennett, Teaching of Psychology, epub 2020.The authors are at Purdue University. Here’s some detail from the study—from […]

“Q”. Just Q. That’s the whole title. Plus other terse titles.

This paper qualifies in the competition, if there is one, for Research Paper with the Shortest Title. The paper is: “Q“, by  Leon Knopoff [pictured here], Reviews of  Geophysics, vol. 2, no. 4, 1964, pp. 625-660.  The author, at the Department of Physics and Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, begins: […]

The title translates awkwardly: Piano Music from Tropical Fish

Sometimes a study’s title translates awkwardly from one language into another. Here is such a case, with Chinese making an awkward transition into English: “On The Creation Of Piano Music For Children From Tropical Fish By Zhao Xi,” Jing Zhang, Huangzhong-Journal of Wuhan Music Conservatory, January 2003. “The paper show the writer’s opinions on creation […]

What’s in a title? “Customers Infecting Other Customers”

The title of this study about “customers infecting other customers” is, in a sense, itself rather infectious: “Third Party Customers Infecting Other Customers for Better or for Worse,” Alastair G. Tombs, Janet R. McColl‐Kennedy, Psychology and Marketing, vol. 30, no. 3, March 2013, pp. 203-293.  The authors, at the University of Queensland, explain: “In this […]