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Hartley, Trueman and Meadows  contribute useful evidence on whether scientists can gain prestige by writing in a manner that is difficult to read. This has been called the bafflegab theory by some. They concluded that the evidence was not strong. This comment examines some of the conclusions from Hartley, Trueman, and Meadows (HTM) and recommends directions for further research.
Armstrong, J. S. (1999). Readability and Prestige in Scientific Journals. Retrieved from https://repository.upenn.edu/marketing_papers/88
Date Posted: 14 June 2007
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