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Scientific publications and international collaborations

  • In 2018, 56,396 scientific papers1 were published by authors based in Brazil. Of these, 21,506 (38%) included coauthors from other countries.
  • International collaborations in Brazil have increased significantly in the last decade, from 25% of articles in 2008 to 38% in 2018. The same trend is occurring worldwide.
  • The rate at most Brazilian universities is between 30% and 45%. The exception is UFABC, where it is 58%. At USP, UNICAMP, UFRJ, UnB, and UFSC, it is above 40%.
  • The universities with the highest international collaboration rates worldwide are generally located in European countries, where the index often reaches 55%. Russian universities are an exception in Europe, with a middling number of collaborations.
  • Universities in Chile are well placed, as is the University of Cape Town,
    South Africa, both with rates above 60%.
  • Most major universities in Argentina and Mexico are in the middle-high range, with 48% of all articles resulting from international collaborations.
  • At universities in the United States and Canada, the rate tends to vary from middle to middle-high, while institutions in China, South Korea, and Japan are among those with the lowest proportions of international collaborations.

 

1 ARTICLES INDEXED BY INCITES/WOS/CLARIVATE, CLASSIFIED AS ARTICLES, PROCEEDINGS PAPERS, AND REVIEWS. 2THE LEADING RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES FROM EACH COUNTRY WERE SELECTED, WITH A PREFERENCE FOR PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS (EXCEPT FOR THE USA, WHICH INCLUDES PUBLIC AND PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS). THE SAME CRITERIA WERE ADOPTED FOR BRAZIL. INSTITUTIONS WITH THE SAME PERCENTAGE ARE ORDERED BASED ON PRE-ROUNDING VALUES.
SOURCES INCITES/ WEB OF SCIENCE, CLARIVATE/ THOMSONREUTERS, DATA ACCESSED ON MAY 23, 2019.

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