The number of authors per Article in Library and Information Science can Often be Described by a Simple Probability Distribution

@article{Rousseau1994TheNO,
  title={The number of authors per Article in Library and Information Science can Often be Described by a Simple Probability Distribution},
  author={Ronald Rousseau},
  journal={Journal of Documentation},
  year={1994},
  volume={50},
  pages={134-141}
}
Ajiferuke showed that observed author distributions can best be described by a shifted inverse Gaussian-Poisson distribution. Yet, in the framework of a model to explain observed fractional distributions of authors it is important to know whether a simple oneparameter distribution such as a geometric or a truncated Poisson can adequately describe observed author distributions, at least in those fields where the single author is still dominant. In this article it is shown that for the field of… CONTINUE READING