Empirical Examination of Lotka’s Law for Information Science and Library Science

Maz-Machado, Alexander and Madrid, María José and Jiménez-Fanjul, Noelia and León-Mantero, Carmen Empirical Examination of Lotka’s Law for Information Science and Library Science. Pakistan Journal of Information Management & Libraries (PJIM&L), 2017, vol. 19, pp. 37-51. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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The paper presents a bibliometric study on the fit of Lotka’s law on Information Science & Library Science journals indexed in Social Science Citation Index of Journal Citation Report from the period 1956 to 2014. The parameters of the Lotka's law model, C and α, were found using the linear least squares method and the Kolmogorov-Smirnov test was applied to estimate the kindness of adjustment of the results to the Lotka’s distribution. It was found that the pattern of publication of the LIS category articles fits to Lotka’s law.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Lotka’s law; Bibliometrics; Information Science & Library Science; Journals.
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BB. Bibliometric methods
Depositing user: Dr Alexander Maz Machado
Date deposited: 19 May 2018 05:32
Last modified: 19 May 2018 05:32
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/32817


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