Patterns in Productivity of Scientists

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Science  26 May 1972:
Vol. 176, Issue 4037, pp. 940-941
DOI: 10.1126/science.176.4037.940


Bibliographies of 53 eminent research scientists in different fields are analyzed in terms of total publications, type of publication, coauthorship, and mean number of publications per year. For the physical and biological scientists, comparisons are made with the publication records of 153 eminent 19th-century scientists.