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The role of spatial and typographic cues in the layout of journal references

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3 Author(s)
Hartley, James ; Department of Psychology, University of Keele, Keele Staffordshire ST5 5BG, England ; Trueman, Mark ; Burnhill, Peter

Fifteen American and 15 British readers used the method of paired comparisons to assess 12 ways of presenting reference lists in science journals. The results indicated — despite British preferences for British styles — that the spatial arrangement of elements in the list was the major determinant of preference; and that the presence of a typographic cue only enhanced a preference for a particular layout.

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Professional Communication, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:PC-23 ,  Issue: 3 )

Date of Publication:

Sept. 1980

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