BZU tops local institutions, ranks 29 among Arabs in Google Scholar ranking

Based on the Google Scholar citation data issued by the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities; Birzeit University retained its position, coming in first among Palestinian Universities,  and the twenty-ninth among Arab universities. Globally, the university’s ranking was 1572, stepping 100 ranks ahead comparing to last year’s ranking.

Google Scholar citations index provides a simple way for university authors and researchers to keep track of citations to their articles. Scientists and researchers must share the same standardized name and email address of their institution. Citations are considered an important factor, which reflects the quality and effectiveness of scientific publications.

The universities were listed based on the total number of citations for the first ten professors in each university. The first profile of each university list is excluded for improving institutional representatives. Birzeit University scored 20493 citations, while the next local university scored 16240 citations, and as a result was ranked 1751 among world universities. 

The Google Scholar citation ranking values will be used as the openness (transparent) indicator of the upcoming Webometrics ranking.

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