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A SURVEY ON LUTKA’S LAW AMONG IRANIAN LIS SCHOLARS DURING 2002-2013 ACCORDING TO SPECIAL JOURNALS

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 Start Page 39 | End Page 50

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 Purpose: The purpose of this study was to test LOTKA’S LAW base on scientific publication productivity of Iranian scholars in the field of LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE (LIS).Methodology: The data were collected from the Iranian journals (2002-2013) and were sorted in Excel. Totally, 1994 articles published by 1470 authors during the above period. The authors’ frequencies were calculated based on the number of articles and regression was calculated using Excel.Findings: LOTKA’S LAW was tested using the formula, the values of the exponent n and the constant c were computed. The values of n were calculated to be 2.12. Findings show that %63.26 authors published one work only.Conclusion: The results show that Lotka's law did not confirm among Iranian LIS scholars.

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