In this paper we present a study about scientific production in Computer Science in Brazil and several other countries, as
measured by the number of articles in journals and conference proceedings indexed by ISI and by Scopus. We compare the Brazilian
production from 2001 to 2005 with some Latin American, Latin European, BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China), and other relevant
countries (South Korea, Australia and USA). We also classify and compare these countries according to the ratio of publications
in journals and conferences (the ones indexed by the two services).
The results show that Brazil has by far the largest production among Latin American countries, has a production about one
third of Spain’s, one fourth of Italy’s, and about the same as India and Russia. The growth in Brazilian publications during
the period places the country in the mid-range group and the distribution of Brazilian production according to impact factor
is similar to most countries.