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Title: A note on different Bradford multipliers
Authors: EGGHE, Leo
Issue Date: 1990
Publisher: JOHN WILEY & SONS INC
Citation: JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR INFORMATION SCIENCE, 41 (3), p. 204-209
Abstract: In this note we show that the multiplier k that appears in the law of Bradford is not the average production of articles per author nor the average number p of articles per journal, contradicting some earlier statements of Goffman and Warren and of Yablonsky. We remark however that the Bradford multiplier might be close to p in a lot of cases, being merely a coincidence of the special functional relation between ~1 and k which we develop in full detail. We finally show that K = kplA (p = number of Bradford groups, A = total numbers of articles) is a universal constant for the bibliography. Furthermore, K is the Bradford multiplier of a group free formulation of Bradford’s law, introduced in an earlier article of the author.
Notes: UNIV INSTELLING ANTWERP,B-2610 WILRIJK,BELGIUM.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/17904
DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1097-4571(199004)41:3<204::AID-ASI7>3.0.CO;2-8
ISI #: A1990CZ96100007
ISSN: 0002-8231
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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