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Title: On the classification of the classical bibliometric laws
Authors: EGGHE, Leo
Issue Date: 1988
Publisher: ASLIB
Citation: Journal of documentation, 44 (1), p. 53-62
Abstract: It is well known that the laws of Leimkuhler, Mandelbrot, Lotka and the verbal formulation of Bradford's law are equivalent. In this note we prove an analogous framework of laws in which now the law of Zipf occurs instead of Mandelbrot's law. Laws in this group are Brookes' law and the graphical formulation of Bradford's law. We show that both groups of laws are very different in the sense that they are not even equal asymptotically for high rankings.
Notes: EGGHE, L (reprint author), LUC,UNIV CAMPUS,B-3610 DIEPENBEEK,BELGIUM.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/17891
DOI: 10.1108/eb026819
ISI #: A1988M835100004
ISSN: 0022-0418
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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