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Scientometrics

, Volume 11, Issue 3–4, pp 183–198 | Cite as

Bradford's law: An index approach

  • Ye-Sho Chen
  • F. F. Leimkuhler
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Abstract

A rigorous analysis of Bradford's law is made using an index for the observed values of the variables. Three important properties relating size and frequency are identified. Using this approach, the shape of Bradford-type curves can be described in terms of three distinct regions and two shape parameters.

Keywords

Shape Parameter Distinct Region Rigorous Analysis Index Approach 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ye-Sho Chen
    • 1
  • F. F. Leimkuhler
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Quantitative Business AnalysisLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA
  2. 2.School of Industrial EngineeringPurdue UniversityW. LafayetteUSA

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