is title included in word count
Word count is important because it influences A) the amount of time copyeditors should spend improving your manuscript, and B) the amount of time it takes JMIR staff to typeset your article. As of February 27, 2018, fees for additional editorial work may be applied to papers which are considered excessively long (over 5000 words).
Word count does include:
My university says that the word count for my thesis should exclude footnotes, tables, figures, maps, bibliography, appendices, etc. This means the word count should include only the main content of my thesis, i.e. from the first word of my introduction to the last word of my conclusion.
However, I am uncertain whether the chapter titles and section headings in my thesis should be included in the word count.
Please refer to your programme and module handbooks for guidance on word counts as requirements may differ slightly.
The word count is a communication about the level of detail required. It would be possible to write a short statement of 80 words, or a thesis of 80 000 words, on the same topic. The word count lets you know information such as how much detail to give, how many main points and sub points to choose, and how detailed the examples should be.
I want to know because this may increase the number of words within the title which should be 10-12 words only.
Yes, the Latin scientific names of animals, plants, and substances are included in the word count for the title. To make sure your title fits within the given word-limit, you must frame a title that is concise and clear. You can eliminate the use of complex noun based phrases and instead use verbs to make your title short and concise. Avoid including any unnecessary detail and use only appropriate but descriptive keywords in your title. In very few words, the title of your paper must provide a brief summary of your research and engage their attention.
You need to count all the the text including words that are part of any graphical representations in your word count. The following items are excluded from the word count:
• in-text references/citations (this means Author(s) and Date not quote itself)
• footnotes/endnotes used for reference purposes and kept within reasonable limits
• list of references and/or bibliography
This information can be found in the Academic Regulations.