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ERIC Number: EJ629856
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-3318-3324
Author Inflation Leads to a Breakdown of Lotka's Law.
Kretschmer, Hildrun; Rousseau, Ronald
Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, v52 n8 p610-14 Jun 2001
Describes an empirical study using publication data from Dutch physics institutes which shows that Lotka's law breaks down when articles with a large number of authors are included in the bibliography. Suggests that from a mathematical point of view, large groups of authors destroy the underlying explanations of informetric laws. (Author/LRW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands