Application of Bradford’s Law of Scattering to the Economics Literature of India and China: A Comparative StudyAuthor : Kiran P. Savanur
Volume 9 No.1 January-March 2019 pp 1-7
This paper deals with the applicability of Bradford law of scattering of the publications of India and China. The data for the study collected from WOS database, 887 journals publishing 1924 economics subject publications from India and 1627 journals published 4427 Chinese economics publications. The ranked list of journals prepared for both the datasets and the applicability of Bradford’s law was tested. The journals distribution pattern of the economics literature fit Bradford’s distribution pattern. The applicability of Egghe’s model (modification of Leimkuhler’s model) was also tested and found valid for both the datasets.
Bradford’s Law, Leimkuhler’s Model, Egghe’s Model, Economics, India, China
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