How to Get 19380+ People to Read Your Academic Work? The “F-Bomb” Constitutes Your Entire Title
| Chihmao Hsieh |
I got an auto-generated email early this morning telling me that some research I co-authored with Todd Zenger and Jackson Nickerson made one of the SSRN Top 10 downloaded lists (presumably Top 10 over the last 30 days?), apparently from the Entrepreneurship section of the website. So I’m searching around SSRN trying to find out where in the Top 10 this research landed, and that’s when I inadvertently found a very different, very unfamiliar research paper at the end of this “Top 10 All-Time Downloaded” list.
I hit the “Refresh” button and rubbed my eyes to make sure I wasn’t hallucinating. I don’t anticipate reading the manuscript, but I could see from the abstract that it is likely provocative.
For the daring and/or not-devoutly-religious, here is the direct link (Rated R, maybe NSFW). (Disclaimer: This is not some kind of tip designed to help any of you improve your papers’ citation performance!)
UPDATE: Apparently, it has been published completely uncensored in the most recent issue of the Cardozo Law Review.