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Date of this Version

5-2019

Citation

Naheem, K T., Sivaraman, P., & Saravanan, G. (2019). Applicability of Lotka’s Law in Parasitology research output of India. Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal).

Abstract

This paper examines the conformity of Lotka’s law to authorship distribution in the field of parasitology using Scopus during 2007-2016. Totally, 5792 articles produced by 3473 unique first authors, was compiled for analysis. Lotka’s law was tested using both generalized and modified forms by using the formula: , the values of the exponent n and the constant c were computed; and Kolmogorov-Smirnov (K-S) and Chi-square tests were applied. The results showed that the Lotka’s law fit to the author productivity distribution pattern in parasitology literature.

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