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Date of this Version

2019

Citation

Naheem, KT., Sivraman, P. & Saravanan, G. (2019). Application of Lotka’s Law in Bell’s palsy (facial paralysis) research output during 2004 -2018. Library Philosophy and Practice(e-journal)

Abstract

This paper examines the validity of Lotka’s law of scientific publication productivity of the articles published on Bell’s palsy disease during 2004-2018. Data for this analysis was retrieved from WOS data base of Clarivate analytics. In this study, the straight and complete count of authorship was used. A total of 4039 articles along with 3384 and 14517 authors were identified by using straight and complete count method of authorship respectively. K-S goodness of- fit statistical test were employed to verify the applicability of Lotka’s law. The results showed that, Lotka’s law fits with the data of straight count of authors. While this law doesn’t find fits to complete count authorship's. Hence, it is concluded that Lotka’s law partially fits with Bell’s palsy literature.

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