Quantitative analysis of my scholarship

As I have mentioned in my previous two posts, I have posted a total of 57 papers (actually, 56; see note below) on SSRN since 2006. Thirty-eight of these papers are published works, while the remaining 18 papers are works-in-progress. I now want to examine my scholarly production from a quantitative perspective, beginning with page lengths. It turns out that I have written over 1000 pages during this span of time (2006 to the present). My shortest scholarly paper is just one page long–my letter “Kant on Evidence,” which was published in the Green Bag last summer–, while my longest paper is 49 pages–“Clones and the Coase Theorem,” which was published in The Journal of Law & Social Deviance. The average length of my works is 19 1/3 pages. For your reference, the table below indicates the page length of each one of my 57 papers:

 Page Length
137
210
311
442
518
610
716
824
937
1017
1125
1219
1331
1449
1513
164
1720
1814
1945
2018
217
2210
2310
2413
2517
2622
2746
2816
2939
3021
3111
3218
331
3439
3518
3611
3719
387
3915
4021
418
4227
4317
4426
4512
4617
4729
487
498
5018
515
5218
5316
549
5519
5633
572
Total:1085*

*Note: The actual total is 1092, but I just realized that one of my papers–my seven-page contribution to the anthology of “Best & Worst of Contracts Decisions”–was posted twice. (See papers #21 and #48. What happened was this: I had initially posted a draft of my contribution in 2017; the editor of the anthology posted the final version in 2019. Both versions of this paper thus appear on my SSRN homepage.) This particular paper is just seven pages, so I subtracted 7 from the total to arrive at 1085. Since 1085 divided by 56 is 19.375, I am reporting the average length of my papers to be 19 and one-third pages.

About F. E. Guerra-Pujol

When I’m not blogging, I am a business law professor at the University of Central Florida.
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1 Response to Quantitative analysis of my scholarship

  1. Pingback: Frequency distribution of the page-lengths of my papers | prior probability

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