Brazilian South-South Scientific Collaboration and The Sustainable Development Goals

Concepta McManus, Abilio Afonso B. Neves, Rafael T. Schleicher, Henrique Carlos O. de Castro, Felipe Pimentel, Daniel Pimentel, Timothy Joseph Finan

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We look at Brazilian collaboration in Scientific papers based on SciVal and Incites regarding the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. Data were collected from InCites® and SciVal® (2012-2021). Groups of Global South countries were formed (ASEAN, Asia, Africa, BRICS, Caribbean, Central and Latin America). Analyses included Cluster (Author position, impact/citations, open access, journal quartil), principal component, path and analysis of variance to see the effect of region and SDGs in Brazilian publishing. Scopus data were analysed in Vosviewer® for creating country networks through publication, citation and bibliographic coupling, as well as keyword analysis. SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-Being) dominates all Brazilian scientific collaborations with the various country groups. While gender equality shows greater importance in ASEAN and African countries, Life Below Water (SDG14), on Land (SDG15), and Climate Action (SDG13), are important in all regions. SDGs 1, 8, 10, 12, and 16 show less importance in this collaboration overall. Brazil is relatively more active in Zero Hunger (SDG2) and Life on Land (SDG15) than worldwide. Brazil South-South collaboration in published documents shows higher impact than North South in some areas. Collaboration priorities vary by region and triangulation with countries is high depending on language and region.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere20230492
JournalAnais da Academia Brasileira de Ciencias
StatePublished - 2023


  • Africa
  • Assessment
  • Impact
  • Latin America

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General


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