The phrase 'This Page Is Intentionally Left Blank,' common in all areas of publishing, has been found in peer reviewed academic articles costing $30 to access. To the best of our knowledge, this paper represents the first known review of Intentionally Blank Pages.
We looked at the variations in samples from the existing literature, and quantified the amount of blankness on such pages using a new metric, the 'Blankness Defect Rate.' After showing that most blank pages are defective, we suggest a number of alternatives, factually correct or less ambiguous. Then we offer some possible explanations for this phenomenon.