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An application of bradford’s law of scattering for the identification of significant journals of institutional repository literature

Library Herald

Year : 2023, Volume : 61, Issue : 4

First page : ( 23) Last page : ( 36)

Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469.

Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-2469.2024.00002.2


An application of bradford’s law of scattering for the identification of significant journals of institutional repository literature


Sharma Diksha1, Thakur Reenu Arti2, Gupta Sangita3

1Department of Library and Information Science, University of Jammu, Jammu, email: dikshasharma9922@gmail.com

2Department of Library and Information Science, University of Jammu, Jammu, email: reenu_thkr@rediffmail.com

3Department of Library and Information Science, University of Jammu, Jammu, email: sangitagupta@gmail.com


Abstract

This paper addresses the application of Bradford’s law in the literature published on institutional repositories. In this domain, articles were listed in 300 sources on the Scopus database during the study period from 2002 to 2021. The journal ranking table was prepared with the cumulative number of items, the verbal formulation was done, and the Bradford bibliograph was prepared to show the pattern of the distribution of published literature. The results present a percentage error of 4.6x102 and Bradford’s graph shows a Groos droop which does not match Bradford’s distribution. The principal subjects covered in this area are information systems and management, libraries and information sciences, and computer networks and communications.


Keywords

Bradford’s law of scattering, Bradford’s multiplier, Institutional Repository, Scopus.

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