The growth of Brazilian metrics literature

Journal of Scientometric Research,2015,4,1,1-9.
Published:Jan 2015
Type:Research Article
Author(s) affiliations:

Rubén Urbizagástegui Alvarado*, Cristina Restrepo Arango1,*

University Libraries, University of California, Riverside, California, USA,

1Daniel Cosío Villegas Library, El Colegio de México, Distrito Federal, México


Analysis is presented on the growth of the literature on bibliometrics, informetrics, and scientometrics published in Brazil by Brazilian and foreign authors in the form of journal articles, book chapters, and papers presented at conferences. From 1973 to December 2012, close to 2300 documents were published. This literature is growing exponentially at a rate of 24% per year and doubling in size every 3.2 years.

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Alvarado RUrbizagás, Arango CRestrepo. The growth of Brazilian metrics literature. Journal of Scientometric Research. 2015;4(1):1-9. doi:10.4103/2320-0057.156014.