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Title: The number of authors per article in library and information science can often be described by a simple probability distribution
Authors: ROUSSEAU, Ronald
Issue Date: 1994
Publisher: MCB UP Ltd
Citation: Journal of documentation, 50(2). p. 134-141
Abstract: Ajiferuke showed that observed author distributions can best be described by a shifted inverse Gaussian-Poisson distribution. Yet, in the framework of a model to explain observed fractional distributions of authors it is important to know whether a simple one-parameter distribution such as a geometric or a truncated Poisson can adequately describe observed author distributions, at least in those fields where the single author is still dominant. In this article it is shown that for the field of information science this is indeed the case.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/6868
DOI: 10.1108/eb026928
Type: Journal Contribution
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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