A.G. Kelly - Monographs on Informetrics, Information Research, 10(4), review #R181, 2005. Review of Leo Egghe's "Power laws in the information production process: Lotkaian informetrics" .
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AUTHOR : Kelly AG
TITLE : Monographs on informetrics
SOURCE : Information Research, 10(4), review #R181, 2005.
The Author has reviewed the following :
"Power laws in the information production process: Lotkaian informetrics"
Kidlington, Oxfordshire: Elsevier Academic Press, 2005. xvii, 427 p. ISBN 0-
This monograph is devoted to explaining the regularities encountered in
literature (information production) using Lotka's size frequency function.
Lotka's law is treated as a tool that can be used for various informetric
issues helping to explain certain regularities in the light of earlier
results without always starting from zero (p. 295).
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