Journal of Scientometric Research, 2015, 4, 1, 1-9.
Published: January 2015
Type: Research Article
Rubén Urbizagástegui Alvarado*, Cristina Restrepo Arango1,*
University Libraries, University of California, Riverside, California, USA,
1Daniel Cosío Villegas Library, El Colegio de México, Distrito Federal, México
Analysis is presented on the growth of the literature on bibliometrics, informetrics, and scientometrics published in Brazil by Brazilian and foreign authors in the form of journal articles, book chapters, and papers presented at conferences. From 1973 to December 2012, close to 2300 documents were published. This literature is growing exponentially at a rate of 24% per year and doubling in size every 3.2 years.