Link: The more equations a paper has, the less likely it will be cited

Researchers from the University of Bristol have found that for every equation per page of a scientific paper, the likelihood of it being cited in non-theoretical papers decreases almost 35%. While other theoretical papers will be more likely to cite it, total citations drop by 28%.

This could be hindering science, as most non-theoretical designs rely upon good theoretical science and, inevitably, some higher level knowledge of mathematics. If you’re not great at math, that’s okay, but it should still have a presence in research even if you have somebody else doing it.

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