, Volume 30, Issue 1, pp 353–361 | Cite as

Towards a multi-disciplinary Bradford law

  • A. Bookstein
Short Communications


Bradford's law, perhaps the most well known of the Informetric regularities, analyzes the scattering of articles in a single discipline over journals. Yet journals are multi-disciplinary entities. This paper discusses the implications for Bradford's law of the multi-disciplinary character of journals, and defines a simple model that indicates the evolution of journals as a competition among subjects for space.


Simple Model Single Discipline 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Bookstein
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  1. 1.Center for Information and Language StudiesUniversity of ChicagoChicago(USA)

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