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Elitismo na literatura sobre a produtividade dos autores

DOI: 10.1590/S0100-19652009000200006

Keywords: elitism, price's law, lotka's law, authors' productivity, scientometrics, bibliometrics, informetrics.

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the objective of this article is to identify and analyze the authors who make up the elite in a sub-area of the bibliometric field: the author's productivity is also known as the "lotka's law". the units of analysis were taken from 376 different authors producing of 390 articles, book chapters, and works presented in congresses, from 1922 up to 2003. the conclusion is that the elite was made up by 17 authors who had each one participated at least in the production of five or more documents totalizing a contribution of over a third of all documents.


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