Some "Abstract" Thinking: New Study Shows that Abstracts and Tables of Contents Increase Citations
by Lee Petherbridge & Christopher A. Cotropia
The empirical study by Petherbridge and Cotropia found that law review
articles that include "just an abstract are cited on average roughly 50%
more, and articles that include just a table of contents roughly 30%
more. Including both document elements corresponds to the largest
increase in citation, over 70%."
Hat tip to the WisBlawg of the University of Wisconsin Law Library for their recent post, linking to the article on SSRN.
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