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1930-1939

    1938

  1. Frank Benford (1938), "The law of anomalous numbers", Proc. American Phil Society, 78:551-572.
    [Benford law]

    1937

  2. NO Johnson (1937), "The Pareto's law", Review of Economic and Statistics, 9:20-26.
    [Pareto's principle]

    1936

  3. HW Singer (1936), "The 'courbe des populations': a parallele to Pareto's law", Economic Journal, 46:254-263.
    [Pareto's principle]

    1935

  4. GK Zipf (1935), Psycho-Biology of Languages (Houghton-Mifflin, 1935; MIT Press, 1965).
    [first systematic formulation of Zipf's law, though Zipf thought about this 10 years earlier, around 1925]

    1934

  5. SC Bradford (1934), "Sources of information on specific subjects", Engineering, 23(3):85-88.
    [Bradford's law]

    1932

  6. GK Zipf (1932), Selective Studies and the Principle of Relative Frequency in Language (? ).