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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… 
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2010
2010
Discusses the meaning of author productivity and research productivity and shows the difference between the two. Demonstrates how… 
2002
2002
In this paper, we develop a new model for a process that generates Lotka's Law. We show that four relatively mild assumptions… 
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Highly Cited
1989
Highly Cited
1989
Une litterature abondante porte sur la validite empirique de la loi de Lotka: ces etudes ne sont malheureusement pas concluantes… 
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… 
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… 
Highly Cited
1979
Highly Cited
1979
An experiment to verify the satisfaction of Lotka's law, with the papers published in the area of computer science, is reported… 
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… 
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1975
1975
  • A. Schorr
  • J. Am. Soc. Inf. Sci.
  • 1975
  • Corpus ID: 205442968
Lotka's Law states that given the number of authors who have written one article, the number writing multiple articles can be… 
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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… 
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…