Economics Research Output in BRICS Countries: A Scientometric DimensionAuthor : Kiran P. Savanur
Volume 9 No.1 January-March 2019 pp 14-21
This article examines the research output of economics published by BRICS countries during 1991-2016. Data collected from the Web of Science database. Growth rate (CAGR), Collaboration index, Transformative Activity index (TAI), Co-authorship index and Relative Citation Impact (RCI) indicators have been adopted to analyze the quantity and impact of economic research. We found that all five BRICS countries contributed approximately 10 percentile of the world’s economics research. The highest contribution was made by China with a total of 4424 articles which is 40.59 percent. Russia has the maximum growth rate of 27.99. Overall collaboration rate of economics publications of BRICS countries is moderate.
Economics, Research Output, BRICS Countries, Scientometric Dimension
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