Scientometrics

, Volume 42, Issue 1, pp 89–95 | Cite as

Evaluation of the models for Bradford's law

  • Wang Chongde
  • Wang Zhe
Short Communication

Abstract

A goodness of fit test is conducted for two models for Bradford's law given byEgghe andSmolkov. The conclusion is that Smolkov's model is of comparatively higher accuracy. Finally the paper points out the necessity of carrying out statistical tests for comparisons more frequently for the new models of Bradford's law in the development of the law in order to get the gest model.

Keywords

Apply Geophysics Japanese Scholar China Society Lubrication Engineer Scientific Periodical 

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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wang Chongde
    • 1
  • Wang Zhe
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information IndustryTian Jin Normal UniversityTian Jin(China)

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