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 is used to determine the core journals in any given field or domain.
Figure 1 Bradford's Law of Scattering Bradford's Law of Scattering is not a law at all.
Hence this study focuses on identifying the core law journals by applying the Bradford's law of scattering in the disciplines of Law.
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.
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 law of diminishing returns and scattering.
Bradford's Law of Scattering is applicable in the Pepper research.
In 1997, the Nursing and Allied Health Resources Section (NAHRS) of the Medical Library Association (MLA) launched the "Mapping the Literature of Allied Health Project." 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.
Table 10 below indicates the verbal formulation of the Bradford's law of scattering as applied to the citations in the theses submitted in the Department of Philosophy considered in the present study:
Bradford's law of scattering was first formulated by Samuel Clement Bradford and coined so by BC Vickery is a bibliometric law.
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
* To examine the applicability of Bradford's Law of scattering to the pattern of journals used by the researchers in psychology;
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