Bibliometric analysis of the most cited articles in BRICS research

Download .pdf

Bibliometric analysis identifies the most impactful and prolific journals, authors, countries, and institutions by assessing the most cited articles in a specific research area. The aim of this study is to analyze and to provide a scope of modern scientific products related to BRICS. The 100 most cited articles related to the BRICS research were retrieved from the study “(BRICS)” in the Scopus database. The variables collected and included in this analysis are: number of citations, article title, first author’s name, year and journal of publication and its impact factor, theme and country mentioned in the database at the time of publication, and category of the paper (original article or review).

JEL classification: Z00.
  • Dong, P., Loh, M., & Mondry, A. (2005). The “impact factor” revisited. Biomedical Digital Libraries, 2(1).
  • Gammeltoft, P. (2008). Emerging multinationals: Outward FDI from the BRICS countries. International Journal of Technology and Globalisation, 4(1), 5.
  • Garner, R. M., Hirsch, J. A., Albuquerque, F. C., & Fargen, K. M. (2017). Bibliometric indices: Defining academic productivity and citation rates of researchers, departments and journals. Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery, 10(2), 102–106.
  • Malea, E., Thelwall, M., & Delgado López-Cózar, E. (2018). Google Scholar, Web of Science, and Scopus: A systematic comparison of citations in 252 subject categories. Journal of Informetrics, 12(4), 1160–1177.
  • Martín-Martín, A., & Orduna-Mielniczuk, F. (2013). BRICS in the contemporary world: Changing identities, converging interests. Third World Quarterly, 34(6), 1075–1090.
  • Noyons, E. C. M., Moed, H. F., & Luwel, M. (1999). Combining mapping and citation analysis for evaluative bibliometric purposes: A bibliometric study. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 50(2), 115–131.