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Application of Bradford's Law of Scattering to the Physics Literature: A Study of Doctoral Theses Citations at the Indian Institute of Science
English

K.G. Sudhier
2010 DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology  
The paper gives a review of the scholarly contribution on the various facets of Bradford's Law.  ...  One of the areas in bibliometric research concerns the application of most commonly used bibliometric laws such as Bradford's Law of Scattering.  ...  An empirical examination of the Law was done by Qiu 13 . The gap between empirical and theoretical considerations of the phenomenon described by Bradford's law has been pointed out by Drott 14 .  ... 
doi:10.14429/djlit.30.3 fatcat:gctklqat4raozfgicr7ac3c66m

Application of Bradford's Law of Scattering in the Field of Production Engineering Literature: A Bibliometric Analysis of Ph.D.Theses

P.N.V. Bhargav, A. Kishore, M. Doraswamy
2020 International Journal of Research in Library Science  
The Bradford's Law of Scattering and Leimkuhler model was tested to verify the dataset and it was found to fits the present dataset  ...  The study examine the applicability of Bradford's Law of Scattering it include 564 journal titles and 2043 journals citations containing 3947 references collected from 41 doctoral theses.  ...  Further, the Leimkuhler model is employed for the verification of Bradford's law, it was found that the law find valid for the dataset.  ... 
doi:10.26761/ijrls.6.2.2020.1330 fatcat:mozfevxagrcjncgdzh5om36wwq

Practical potentials of Bradford's law: a critical examination of the received view

Jeppe Nicolaisen, Birger Hjørland
2007 Journal of Documentation  
Purpose -The purpose of this research is to examine the practical potentials of Bradford's law in relation to core-journal identification.  ...  Practical implications -Bradford analysis can no longer be regarded as an objective and neutral method. The received view on Bradford's law needs to be revised.  ...  The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support from the Danish Ministry of Culture (grant no.  ... 
doi:10.1108/00220410710743298 fatcat:o5k2eayjx5b63jtlh35mrwe4ni

Bradford's Law of Scattering: Ambiguities in the Concept of "Subject" [chapter]

Birger Hjørland, Jeppe Nicolaisen
2005 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Traditionally, Bradford's law has been seen as a neutral and objective tool for the selection of the most central information sources in a field.  ...  Neither Bradford himself nor any follower has explicitly considered the differences between these three and the implications for the practical applications of Bradford's law.  ...  Implications What are the implications of the three kinds of scattering for the practical use of Bradford's law?  ... 
doi:10.1007/11495222_9 fatcat:ujm4y2y2hfa5baphtkoeosd5ge

Page 34 of Library & Information Science Abstracts Vol. , Issue 8 [page]

1995 Library & Information Science Abstracts  
Examines 2 problems associated with Bradford’s Law: since empirical data deviate from the law in many what are the significant factors influencing the Bradford graphs; what will be the evolution over time  ...  behavior of Bradford’s Law.  ... 

Group Decision-Making Based on Artificial Intelligence: A Bibliometric Analysis

Ruben Heradio, David Fernandez-Amoros, Cristina Cerrada, Manuel J. Cobo
2020 Mathematics  
Instead, they require the cooperation of a group of experts in which each participant has their own individual opinions, motivations, background, and interests regarding the existing alternatives.  ...  This paper reports a bibliometric analysis of the ample literature published in this regard.  ...  Although Bradford's law predicts that the number of journals in Zone 3 should be 2 × 2.5 2 = 12.5, the empirical number of journals is much bigger: 25.  ... 
doi:10.3390/math8091566 fatcat:6n4donp3qvcvbjxmn73chkui3i

Bibliometrics, Stylized Facts and the Way Ahead: How to Build Good Social Simulation Models of Science?

Matthias Meyer
2011 Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation  
Moreover, it discusses challenges such a stylized facts based approach of modeling science has to solve.  ...  This paper discusses how stylized facts derived from bibliometric studies can be used to build social simulation models of science.  ...  amount of simulation models of the science system exists.  ... 
doi:10.18564/jasss.1824 fatcat:fga2f2w3kjh7dnflnmrku2ups4

Toward a Structural Approach to Collection Development

James C. Baughman
1977 College and Research Libraries  
Subject literature behavior and properties are described in this paper through the techniques of citation counting, Bradford's law, and Coffman's indirect method. · 0 NE OF THE MOST SERIOUS PROBLEMS that  ...  A method for developing acquisition priorities based upon scholarly need is discussed, using some of the newer techniques in the area of information science.  ...  This everyday logic-in-use may be examined on a formal basis by using Bradford's law. 9 Originally formulated with respect to journal literature, this law, in general, states that a small percentage  ... 
doi:10.5860/crl_38_03_241 fatcat:qtzalh5nrjdu7lbummmu37izki

The research core of the knowledge management literature

Danny P. Wallace, Connie Van Fleet, Lacey J. Downs
2011 International Journal of Information Management  
For the bibliometric analysis, three levels of Bradford analysis were used to examine the shape of the knowledge management literature based on 21,596 references from 2771 source publications.  ...  The remaining 40 percent of the articles using an identifiable methodology were characterized by the use of "provisional methods" that appeared to substitute for more formally defined or scientifically  ...  Acknowledgement A version of this paper was presented at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science Technology (ASIS&T) in Pittsburgh, PA, USA, October 22-27.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2010.10.002 fatcat:kqqgxttvgrbaddmlu6reywnmge

What Is the Link between Strategic Innovation and Organizational Sustainability? Historical Review and Bibliometric Analytics

Chi-Yen Yin, Hsiao-Hsin Chang
2022 Sustainability  
In this study, Bradford's law was necessarily adapted to examine how many journal papers were frequently cited.  ...  According to the above analysis, these findings simultaneously constitute an adequate preparation and represent a blueprint for those who need to refer to the collections to formulate an appropriate research  ...  Bradford's Law Bradford's law [62] is commonly used to examine the practical potentials of Bradford's law in relation to core-journal identification [63] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/su14116937 fatcat:uqjkcizbe5dele36umhhja4fei

Zipf's Law, Hierarchical Structure, and Cards-Shuffling Model for Urban Development

Yanguang Chen
2012 Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society  
This model can be expanded to illuminate the general empirical power-law distributions across the individual physical and social sciences, which are hard to be comprehended within the specific scientific  ...  From the exponential models, we can derive four power laws including Zipf's law indicative of fractals and scaling symmetry.  ...  Many thanks to the anonymous reviewers whose interesting comments were helpful in improving the quality of this paper.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2012/480196 fatcat:6cq5iqvgcndgzpphdgpzsmsh3m

Page 13 of Library & Information Science Abstracts Vol. , Issue 4 [page]

1993 Library & Information Science Abstracts  
Re-examines the concept of the nucleus derived from Bradford’s Law of Scatter and finds that Lotka’s Law is applicable to author productivity. Original abstract- amended.  ...  However, so far few computer models exist in this area. Describes such a model which connects documents. Explains the meaning of integration of scientific texts by connecting documents.  ... 

Global Research Mapping of Psycho-Oncology Between 1980 and 2021: A Bibliometric Analysis

Tauseef Ahmad, Eric David B. Ornos, Shabir Ahmad, Rolina Kamal Al-Wassia, Iqra Mushtaque, S. Mudasser Shah, Basem Al-Omari, Mukhtiar Baig, Kun Tang
2022 Frontiers in Psychology  
Lotka's law was applied to check the authors' productivity, while Bradford's law was used to assess the core journals in this field.  ...  The data was analyzed for different bibliometric indicators in the Biblioshiny package, an RStudio tool for bibliometric analysis.ResultsThe initial search resulted in a total of 2,906 publications.  ...  Bradford's law distributes the journals into three zones [zone 1 (core journals), zone 2, and zone 3] with a similar number of papers and an increasing number of journals.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2022.947669 pmid:35910981 pmcid:PMC9326365 fatcat:cghy7kl22vbqvfe72z47vda2ju

Digital Library Research in Action: Supporting Information Retrieval in Sowiport

Daniel Hienert, Frank Sawitzki, Philipp Mayr
2015 D-Lib Magazine  
Furthermore, the examination of existing log files is possible if they are transformed into a simple schema.  ...  Bradfordizing, originally described by (White, 1981), is a simple utilization of Bradford's law of a scattering model which sorts/re-ranks a result set according to the rank a journal gets in a Bradford  ... 
doi:10.1045/march2015-hienert fatcat:it4m65bys5edpn2f4o75vvzsuy

Bibliometric analysis of the automatic indexing literature: 1956–2000

Antonio Pulgarı́n, Isidoro Gil-Leiva
2004 Information Processing & Management  
We analyse the distribution of authors and works, the obsolescence and its dispersion, and the distribution of the literature by topic, year, and source type.  ...  (iii) the productivity of the authors does fit a Lotka distribution (Dmax = 0.02 and critical value = 0.054); (iv) the annual aging factor is 95%; and (v) the dispersion of the literature is low.  ...  Lotka (1926) already formulated the general law. He found, for the two data sets he analyzed, an exponent of 2.02 ± 0.017, and 1.888 ± 0.007.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0306-4573(02)00101-2 fatcat:2k4xz2wwmnau7ggy54u57f5m7y
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