The Influence of Word Processing on Scientists, Their Practices, Output and Citability, New Trends in eHumanities

Maarten van Wesel, University of Maastricht

DATE

March 31, 2011

The Influence of Word Processing on Scientists, Their Practices, Output and Citability
In this presentation I will shortly introduce my research proposal. I propose to research the influence of word processing on the scholarly writing process and the quality of writing in academic articles. Furthermore the influence of the quality of writing in of the academic articles on their subsequent citation will be researched. Next to the proposal two working papers will be presented. One dealing with the readability of English language social science papers and writing media, the other studding factors that influence the number of citations a paper receives.