A bibliometric study of the application of computers in the analysis of chemistry, from 1984 to 1986, has been conducted. A total of 38 17 references in CA Selects: Computers in Chemistry, 1986, were analyzed by a personal computer. Most of the articles appeared as journal papers, which contributed about 87% of the total literature. The Bradford-Zipf law was applied to investigate the journal literature. Thirty core journals were identified. Seven of the top 10 journals are physics oriented. Analytical Chemistry and Analytica Chimica Acta are devoted entirely to the subject. The vast majority, 6032 of 6972 authors, contributed only one article. The leading authors and their productivity were also studied. English is the predominant language of articles on this subject.
Journal of chemical information and computer science 29(3), pp.156-158