Encontros Bibli: Revista Eletrônica de Biblioteconomia e Ciência da Informação vol:18 issue:36 pages:51-66
Following earlier studies by the authors published in 2006, the evolution of publication activity and citation impact in Brazil is studied for more recent years up to 2011. Similarly to these studies, an analysis of publication and citation patterns and of national publication profiles is conducted to make it possible to compare recent trends with patterns found earlier. An attempt is made to find also statistical evidences of the relation between international co-authorship and both research profile and citation impact in the Latin American region. The authors compare their results with finding from other bibliometric studies of BRICS and N-11 countries. The enormous growth of Brazilian publication output forms the largest potential reaching far beyond the Latin American world region.