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Fairthorne, RA (1969)

Progress in Documentation - Empirical Hyperbolic Distributions (Bradford-Zipf-Mandelbrot) for Bibliometric Description and Prediction

Journal of Documentation 25(4), pp. 319-343; reprinted 2005 in Journal of Documentation 61(2), pp. 171-193.

ISSN/ISBN: 0022-0418 DOI: 10.1108/00220410510585179

Abstract: Since 1960, and especially during the past three years, many papers have appeared about particular manifestations and applications of a certain class of empirical laws to a field that may be labelled conveniently ‘Bibliometrics’. This term, resuscitated by Alan Pritchard (see page 348), denotes, in my paraphrase, quantitative treatment of the properties of recorded discourse and behaviour appertaining to it.

@article{, author = {Robert A. Fairthorne}, title = {Empirical hyperbolic distributions (Bradford-Zipf-Mandelbrot) for bibliometric description and prediction}, journal = {Journal of Documentation}, volume = {61}, number = {2}, pages = {171-193}, year = {2005}, doi = {10.1108/00220410510585179}, url = {}, }

Reference Type: Journal Article

Subject Area(s): Statistics