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Heavy-tailed distribution of the number of publications within scientific journals

  title={Heavy-tailed distribution of the number of publications within scientific journals},
  author={Robin Delabays and Melvyn Tyloo},
The community of scientists is characterized by their need to publish in peer-reviewed journals, in an attempt to avoid the "perish" side of the famous maxim. Accordingly, almost all researchers authored some scientific articles. Scholarly publications represent at least two benefits for the study of the scientific community as a social group. First, they attest of some form of relation between scientists (collaborations, mentoring, heritage,...), useful to determine and analyze social… 

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