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Friday, August 1, 2014

Professors With Last Names Beginning With ABCs Get More Citations Than XYZs

ABCInside Higher Ed, 'Do ABCs Get More Citations Than XYZs?':

Want to up your citation stats? Try changing your name – but make sure it starts with an “A,” “B,” or “C.” That’s what a new paper in Economic Inquiry suggests [Do ABCs Get More Citations Than XYZs?]. The study, by Wei Huang, a Ph.D. candidate in economics at Harvard University, says that researchers whose last names begin with A, B, or C who are listed first as authors in articles in a variety of science journals receive, on average, one to two more citations than their peers whose names start with X, Y, or Z.

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Comments

So I guess Paul's not going to change his last name? :-)

Posted by: James Edward Maule | Aug 1, 2014 7:49:49 AM