Articles by authors based in Brazil and São Paulo
- Researchers living in Brazil published 55,051 scientific articles1, of which 22,856 were published by authors based in São Paulo, 42% of the total.
- Brazil placed 14th among all countries that provided data, the same position as 2016.
- Brazil is ranked first in Latin America; among the BRICS countries, it placed behind China, India, and Russia, and ahead of South Africa. If São Paulo were a country, it would be 23rd in the world and 2nd in Latin America, behind Brazil.
In relation to GDP and population
- The graph to the right shows the relationship between the number of articles published and GDP for countries with at least 5,000 articles published in 2017.
The bottom-left area of the graph, where Brazil and the main emerging economies are located, is enlarged for detail.
- The circles represent the gross number of articles published by each country, led by the United States (493,000) and China (423,000).
- The global averages are PPP$215,476 GDP per capita and 276 articles per million inhabitants (1Minhab). The values for Brazil are close to the average, at PPP$14,103 and 263 articles/1Minhab, respectively.
- São Paulo is slightly higher, with a GDP per capita of PPP$20,572
and 506 articles/1Minhab.