Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

Winter 12-15-2013



Application of Bradford's Law of Scattering is one of the bibliometric law, which is used most commonly in bibliometric research. The paper gives a review of the contribution in Library & Information Science & theoretical aspects of the law. A study carried out on the data of journals cited by Ph.D. research scholars at the universities in Maharashtra for their doctoral research. To examine the applicability of Bradford's Law of Scattering, study include 798 periodical containing 5467 references collected form 138 theses during the period 1982-2010. Rank list was prepared and Annals of Library Science and Documentation took top place with 207 citations followed by College and Research Libraries with 184 , and Herold of Library Science with 160 citations were the most preferred journals. Applicability of Bradford's Law in various method was tested.