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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In this paper, an effort is made to disclose the research tendencies in Microbiology and to recognize the core journals in the subject by applying the Bradford's Law of Scattering.
Bradford's Law of Scattering is a bibliometric law formulated by Samuel Clement Bradford and coined by BC Vickery.
There will undoubtedly be more than 7 journals, following Bradford's Law of Scattering (Figure 1).
Figure 1 Bradford's Law of Scattering Bradford's Law of Scattering is not a law at all.
Bradford's Law of Scattering is applicable in the Pepper research.
The mapping protocol, amended in 2010 and again in 2014 to include examination of database coverage [1], continues to base analysis of dispersal of publications upon a formula called Bradford's Law of Scattering [8], with the stated purpose of (1) identifying core journals from a 3-year span, (2) determining bibliographic coverage, and (3) influencing database producers to improve access.
Bradford's law of scattering was first formulated by Samuel Clement Bradford and coined so by BC Vickery is a bibliometric law.
Bradford's Law of Scattering is a law of diminishing returns and scattering.
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
From its inception, the project has employed a common bibliometric methodology, based in part on Bradford's Law of Scattering [1], to analyze or "map" the bibliographic patterns at play in a variety of allied health disciplines, including occupational therapy, the discipline covered by the present study.
To examine the applicability of Bradford's Law of scattering to the pattern of journals used by the researchers in psychology;
For example, if you did a literature search on the topic of library service to the visually handicapped and you found 300 citations, according to Bradford's law of scattering, you did discover that 100 of these citations came from a core group of 5 journals, another 100 citations came from a group of 25 less core journals, and the final 100 citations came from peripheral journals.
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