Contributions to Science, Vol 6, No 2 (2010)

Chemical research in the Catalan Countries: a brief quantitative assessment of the agents, resources, and results

Llorenç Arguimbau, Salvador Alegret


This work describes the chemical research developed during the ten year period 2000–2009 in the territories of Catalan language and culture, especially in the euroregion formed by Catalonia, the Balearic Islands, and the Valencian Country (Valencian Community). The article presents the evolution of chemical research in relation to the total scientific activity of these territories and of others in their proximity. The work is focused on the global scientific production cycle, as structured in four sections: entities, human resources involved, economic resources invested, and results obtained (in the form of articles, doctoral theses, and patents).

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ISSN: 2013-410X (electronic edition); 1575-6343 (print edition)