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.
There will undoubtedly be more than 7 journals, following Bradford's Law of Scattering (Figure 1).
Bradford's law firm also represented Zell's investment firm Equity Group Investments when it was subpoenaed in connection with the scandal.
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.
The Bradford's Law states that the number of periodicals in zones, the first zone and second zones will be 1: n: n2.
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.
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