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NWO and KNAW institutes: scientific publication output and citation impact (WoS)

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24 August 2020
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How many scientific publications are published by NWO and KNAW institutes? And what is the citation impact score of these publications? In this data publication we share the figures.

In short

  • The number of scientific publications by NWO institutes has increased between 2009 and 2019.
  • Between 2009 and 2017, the number of scientific publications by KNAW institutes has increased, after which it decreases slightly.
  • The citation impact score of the KNAW institutes has increased since 2003, that of the NWO institutes has decreased.

How many scientific publications will be published by NWO and KNAW institutes between 2009 and 2019?

The number of scientific publications produced by the KNAW and NWO institutes show a positive trend, but since 2017 the number of publication produced by the KNAW institutes is declining slightly.

Citation impact for NWO and KNAW institutes

Publications by both the KNAW institutes as well as the NWO institutes show a relatively high citation impact scores. Over the period 2015-2018 the KNAW institutes citation scores are well above the average in the Netherlands (Dutch average = 1.31, world-wide average = 1.0). The citation scores for the NWO institutes over the period 2015-2018 are sligthly below the Dutch average.

facts and figures

1,31 Average citation-impactscore Netherlands (2015-2018)

1,78 Citation-impactscore KNAW- institutes (2015-2018)

1,26 Citation-impactscore NWO-institutes (2015-2018)