This time we’ll talk about how to write an effective title for your paper.
Tip 1: Avoid abbreviations.
Some acronyms, such as lncRNA, should obviously be used. However, if an abbreviation is new and not yet standardized it’s probably better to write the full name.
Tip 2: Keep it short.
Some studies have found that shorter titles are cited more often. As with most writing, try to be concise. Include the same details with fewer words.
Tip 3: Describe your research.
Try to include important key words relating to what you did and what you found. If you’re studying a biomarker, maybe mention the “prognostic potential” of that marker. Or, if you’re studying heart disease, mention what aspect of heart disease you looked at.