, Volume 7, Issue 3–6, pp 529–530 | Cite as

Growth of scientific literature and the Barnaby Rich effect

  • T. Braun
  • S. Zsindely
Short Communication


The Barnaby Rich effect is defined as a high output of scientific writings accompanied by complaints on the excessive productivity of other authors.


Scientific Literature Excessive Productivity Scientific Writing Rich Effect 
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    J. M. ZIMAN,Science, 208 (4442) (1980) 369–371.Google Scholar
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    D. J. DE SOLLA PRICE,Little Science, Big Science Columbia University Press, New York, 1971, p. 63.Google Scholar
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    M. F. FOX,Social Studies of Science, 13 (1983) 285–305.Google Scholar

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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Braun
    • 1
  • S. Zsindely
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Inorganic and Analytical ChemistryL. Eötvös UniversityBudapest(Hungary)
  2. 2.Information Science and Scientometrics Research UnitLibrary of the Hungarian Academy of SciencesBudapest(Hungary)

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