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Title of Manuscript, Selection of

The selection of the title of a manuscript refers to the situation in which an academic author chooses a title for his or her original research write-up to attract readers interested in the general topic. The title encompasses, as close as possible within a limited amount of space, a description of the goal of the manuscript, but not always the results. The title of a manuscript is one part of the introductory cues, along with authors’ names, publication date, keywords, and abstract that potential readers use to decide whether to continue reading. As such, the title is central to building the reader’s confidence of the credibility and usefulness of the research.

The title of the manuscript does not boast about solving the world’s problems, but should ...

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