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This study aimed to examine Bradford's law of scattering on the global synthetic biology literature output published between 2005 to 2019. The authors used the publications data obtained from Web of Science database for the present study. The total data set consists of 8411 journal articles and 1453 journals. The authors employed both verbal and graphical formulations of Bradford's law. The author's calculated the value of Bradford's multiplier using Egge's formula and found it as 10.52. This analysis shows that a three-zone Bradford's distribution fits with the present data west with computed value Bardford's multiplier 10.52. A list of core journals covering around twelve journals also prepared.