In the present study a bibliometric meso-level analysis of Brazilian scientific research is conducted. Both sectoral and publication profile of Brazilian universities and research institutions are studied. Publication dynamics and changing profiles allow to the conclusion that powerful growth of science in Brazil goes with striking structural changes. By contrast, citation-based indicators reflect less spectacular developments.
LETA, Jacqueline; THIJS, Bart; GLÄNZEL, Wolfgang. Science in Brazil. Part 2: Sectoral and institutional research profiles. Scientometrics, Budapest, v.67, n.1, p. 87-105, abr. 2006.