Document Type : Articles


Periyar University Salem Tamilnadu India


The utility of scientometric considerations helps in dynamic/approach making. Technology forecasting provides an informed view of technology, its development, and future trends and is an essential tool in decision-making. BRICS is the abbreviation authored for a relationship of five significant arising public economies such as Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. The BRICS nations are now fortifying collaboration to battle environmental change through a progression of joint goals. The BRICS should deliver these by consenting to make and advance the strides logically known to do the most to control environmental changes. Scientometrics is progressively being applied in science strategy examines. The present study attempted to find the year-wise, language, document type, and keyword-wise distribution of articles in Climate Change research and to study the authorship pattern and collaboration in climate change research. It attempted to present the exponential growth rate of Climate change and top-cited documents in Climate change research. Using the search term “Climate Change” the data were retrieved from the Web of Science from 1994 to 2018. Totally, 30,270 records were downloaded and analyzed by using Bibexcel. The collected data have been analyzed with the Bibexcel and VOS viewer and presented in the form of tables and pictures. The study found that more number of articles published in the year 2018 was 5756, and most documents were published in English; multiple authors contributed 96% of the articles. It is understood that PLOS One published 581 documents, lesser level of exponential growth rate noticed in 2009 was 0.7. The significance of the support of Brazil and BRICS in a global environmental change system has been perceived for quite a while. The present research exploration discussed the distributions of BRICS, which have taken for following climate change publications. They feature that worldwide climate change activity can't be effective without BRICS nations' contribution.


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