Bradford's law


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Bradford's law

A pattern first recognised by SC Bradford in the 1930s that the most significant articles in any given field of investigation are found within a relatively small cluster of journal publications.
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Bradford's law of scattering was first formulated by Samuel Clement Bradford and coined so by BC Vickery is a bibliometric law.
According to Bradford's law, the zones, thus identified will form an approximately geometric series in the form 1:n:n2.
In the course of his work, he investigated Bradford's Law, a hypothesis that a small group of core publications in science contributes a larger-than-expected proportion of high-impact articles in a given field.
Inspired by Bradford's Law and the need for a tool to assist librarians in the selection of journals, Garfield set out to identify the "core" biomedical and medical journals--those with the greatest impact.
For shortly thereafter, in a giant shoe box delivered to Stephen Bradford's law office, arrived a Lakers purple-and-gold road jersey and shorts, signed, ``To David: Mark Madsen, #35, Mad Dog.
Application of Bradford's Law of Scattering to the Literature of Library & Information Science: A Study of Doctoral Theses Citations Submitted to the Universities of Maharashtra, India
iii)To test the appropriateness of verbal and graphical formulation of Bradford's Law of Scattering.
Bradford's Law (Brookes, 2006) claims that a majority of articles are published in a limited number of journals.
To examine the applicability of Bradford's Law of scattering to the pattern of journals used by the researchers in psychology;
To identify the core journals Bradford's Law was used.
In looking at the distribution of the papers and sources of information in this literature, Bradford's law of scattering of information sources is applied to this data.
Bradford's law states that documents on a given field are distributed (scattered) according to a certain mathematical function, so that a growth in papers on a subject requires a growth in the number of journals and information sources.
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