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Lotka's law

Known as: Lotka curve, Lotka law, Lotka s law 
Lotka's law, named after Alfred J. Lotka, is one of a variety of special applications of Zipf's law. It describes the frequency of publication by… Expand
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2018
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2018
ABSTRACT The aim of this study is to review the literature growth and author productivity of Blockchain technology research from… Expand
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2010
2010
Discusses the meaning of author productivity and research productivity and shows the difference between the two. Demonstrates how… Expand
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Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
Since their arrival in the 1960s, electronic databases have been an invaluable tool for informetricians. Databases and their… Expand
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2002
2002
  • J. C. Huber
  • J. Assoc. Inf. Sci. Technol.
  • 2002
  • Corpus ID: 35729280
In this paper, we develop a new model for a process that generates Lotka's Law. We show that four relatively mild assumptions… Expand
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Highly Cited
1986
Highly Cited
1986
Abstract Two modifications to the Pao procedure for testing Lotka's law are proposed and applied to 15 samples drawn from the… Expand
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Highly Cited
1985
Highly Cited
1985
  • M. Pao
  • Inf. Process. Manag.
  • 1985
  • Corpus ID: 9521241
Abstract Instead of the commonly accepted inverse square law, Lotka's original formulation was based on a more general inverse… Expand
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1979
1979
An experiment to verify the satisfaction of Lotka's law, with the papers published in the area of computer science, is reported… Expand
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Highly Cited
1977
Highly Cited
1977
  • R. Coile
  • J. Am. Soc. Inf. Sci.
  • 1977
  • Corpus ID: 205443366
In 1926, Alfred Lotka examined the frequency distribution of scientific productivity of chemists and physicists. After analyzing… Expand
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1974
1974
n contributions is -i?-of those making one. Though Lotka's study was clearly limited to scientific productivity (his article was… Expand
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Highly Cited
1973
Highly Cited
1973
  • L. Murphy
  • J. Am. Soc. Inf. Sci.
  • 1973
  • Corpus ID: 41013847
It is stressed that Lotka's Law was originally only applicable in physical science, specifically chemistry and physics. The more… Expand
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