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Title: Science Funding Research Output in BRIC Countries: A Scientometric Analysis
Authors: R, Balasubramani
Siriwardena, Asoka
KS, Abu
Keywords: Science Funding
BRIC Countries
Web of Science
Issue Date: 12-Mar-2015
Publisher: INFLIBNET Centre
Abstract: This paper has examined the funding supported by funding agencies Science Citation Index (SCI) papers published in BRIC countries. The data was downloaded from web of science database which was maintained by Thomson Reuteurs. The study found out that China had published the maximum number funding supported SCI papers, contributing to 652,709 records. In the classification of funding sources, Russia and China fall in Single funding agency predominated type where as Brazil and India fall in Funding sources diversified type. In the extent of International collaboration, Brazil, India and China had maximum number of collaborations with USA while Russia had collaborated often with Germany. Chemistry is the core research area for Brazil, India and China where as Physics is the major research area for Russia. Further, the top three funding agencies and the contribution of core journals were also discussed in this paper.
ISBN: 978-93-81232-05-7
Appears in Collections:CALIBER 2015: Shimla,HP

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