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The tribology research output in BRIC countries for a period of five years from 2006 to 2010 was analysed. SCOPUS database has been used to retrieve the bibliographic records for the study period. The authors analyzed the document type, authorship and publication pattern of tribology research output among the BRIC countries. Statistical methods and scientometric tools such as, growth rate, collaboration co-efficient, co-authorship index and transformative activity index are used for the study. The quality and impact of tribology research output among the BRIC countries have been analyzed with citations per paper and relative citation impact. Further highly productive journals have been mapped and ranked based on h-index.