Status of Chemistry Publications Originating from Palestinian Universities in International Databases
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Scientific activities and publications in Palestine have been showing an upward trend since two decades. Chemistry has been one of the most important fields showing such a trend. According to SciMagoJr statistics, in the years 1996-2013, the number of publications originating from Palestine in the field of Chemistry was 527, and the number of citations was 3020, with a corresponding H index of 24. About 80% of these publications came out as a result of international cooperation during the last years. The fields of Chemistry research are also widening and currently encompass organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, electrochemistry, spectroscopy, and others. In the corresponding presentation, quality and quantity aspects of the publications will be addressed, a comparison will be made with other regional and international countries. The publication productivity of Chemistry departments at various Palestinian universities will be considered based on SCOPUS data.