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Guohua Jiang China National Institute for Educational Research, Beijing Beijing 100088 China Beijing 100088 China

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Shi Shan Shanghai University Department of Management and Information Engineering Shanghai Shanghai

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Lan Jiang Shanghai University Department of Management and Information Engineering Shanghai Shanghai

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Xuesong Xu Shanghai University Department of Management and Information Engineering Shanghai Shanghai

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Abstract  

Developing the probability function to describe rank-size Zipfian phenomena, i.e., a form like P(R = r) c/ra (a>0) with a rank type random variable R, has been an important problem in scientometrics and informetrics. In this article a new rank-size distribution of Zipf"s law is presented and applied to an actual distribution of scientific productivities in Chinese universities.

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Scientometrics
Language English
Size B5
Year of
Foundation
1978
Volumes
per Year
1
Issues
per Year
12
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
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Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
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Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
CH-6330 Cham, Switzerland Gewerbestrasse 11.
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Chief Executive Officer, Akadémiai Kiadó
ISSN 0138-9130 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2861 (Online)