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Academic Career Policy

The Academic Career Policy (Academisch loopbaanbeleid) has recently changed in the UMCG. Information can be found on the UMCG intranet

Information from the Central Medical Library, only for interview candidates (UHD/Adj professor and full professor candidates):

  • The Staff Office of the Dean of Research requests the Library (CMB) to analyse the candidate’s Field Weighted Citation Impact of all publications and the percentage of publications in top 25% citation percentiles worldwide. This factsheet will also be sent to the candidate prior to the interview with the Promotion Committee.
  • Please note that the indicators for scientific impact relate to the extent to which the candidate’s publications are cited in the field. Such indicators are favoured over e.g. Journal Impact Factors (JIF). By implementing these changes the UMCG complies with the 2012 San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) 


The library can help provide the information that is needed under the "Scientific and Societal Impact" chapter.  Contact us at

For example: The data for the following table can be provided relatively easily.

Total number

Last 5 years

% Open Access (last 5 years)

All publications

1st authorship

2nd authorship

Second-to-last authorship

last authorships

Total number of citations (Scopus):

Development in citations per year over the past 5 years (Scopus, provide numbers or a graph):


Public outreach

  • Our research database Pure can produce a list of all your research 'Activities', 'Press/Media' and 'Prizes'. 
  • We can provide an "Altmetric" report. This is a report on all attention your papers have received online. This could be tweets or blogposts. But also mentions in the news or patents and policy documents can be found. For more information see our Altmetric page!


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