A study on the readability of scientific publications Full text

Thanasis Vergoulis, Ilias Kanellos, Anargiros Tzerefos, Serafeim Chatzopoulos, Theodore Dalamagas, Spiros Skiadopoulos
TPDL 2019
Περίληψη. Several works have used traditional readability measures to investigate the readability of scientific texts and its association with scientific impact . However, these works are limited in terms of dataset size, range of domains, and examined readability and impact measures. Our study addresses these limitations, investigating the readability of paper abstracts on a very large multidisciplinary corpus, the association of expert judgments on abstract readability with traditional readability measures, and the association of abstract readability with the scientific impact of the corresponding publication.