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Research on the Frequency Distribution of Journal Paper Download and Its Formation Mechanics
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Pages: 59-63
Year: Issue:  12
Journal: Information Science

Keyword:  download amountthe most probable downloadlog-normal distribution functionthe preferential attachment;
Abstract: Basing on the data of full text download capacity from journals of science, Engineering, Agriculture, medicine,law, economics, history, philosophy and so on, we find that the full text download distribution in journal paper certainsubjects, presents basic consistent, the frequency distributions of paper download can be described by the Log-normalfunction. The most probable download count is introduced to present the level of the paper download capacity of a subject.It may provide one reference to the download indicator in evaluating the academic influence of paper or download level ofsome subject paper. By the perspective on in-degree of journal paper, frequency distribution of paper download may beconnected with the main control of the preferential attachment. The reason of the difference between the download amountand the citation amount of journal paper is provided.
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