Role and Responsibility of BRICS Countries in Air Pollution Control: An Evaluation of Scholarly Communication

Journal of Scientometric Research,2019,8,2,94-101.
Published:August 2019
Type:Research Article
Author(s) affiliations:

Sadik Batcha Majeed

Annamalai University, Annamalainagar, Tamil Nadu, INDIA.


Scientometrics is a method used to analyze and quantify the bibliographic data, offering a powerful set of methods and measures for studying the structure and process of scholarly communication. Cardiovascular disease amounts to about 24.8% of deaths in the SAARC nations. It is significant that the scholarly communication on Air pollution control published by BRICS Countries may be an important chain of knowledge to the world. Air pollution levels remain at dangerously high levels in many parts of the world. New data reveals that 9 out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants. However, the BRICS countries are still challenged by different pollutions among them. Air pollution is reported to be top first. The present study examines the research trend, authorship, collaborative pattern and activity index of five BRICS countries. The results of the study reveal that China is a leading country among BRICS nations with major research output followed by India in Air Pollution research. The international collaboration results that USA, England and France are the top collaboration countries for BRICS nations. China and India support other BRICS countries in the cases of Air Pollution research output and proves collaborative within the BRICS domicile. China and India are competing with other developed countries and show higher activity within the context of their individual productivity.

Collaboration coefficient Analysis of BRICS.