Hi, my name is Joeri Tijdink and I am a psychiatrist and researcher. I am currently working as a psychiatrist at VU Medical Center (VUmc) in Amsterdam and hold a postdoc position at the VU University where I am part of the department of Philosophy. I finished my PhD last June, 2016, entitles ‘Publish and Perish: Research on research and researchers’ (see link and link) that aimed to uncover the major pitfalls in contemporary publication practices with a focus on the role of individual factors experienced by biomedical scientists (burnout symptomatology, publication pressure and personality traits). Within this area I undertook several research projects that tried to uncover the major causes of research misbehavior. My special interest focusses on the role of publication pressure in contemporary publication culture and to what extent personality traits can be a risk factor for research misbehavior. I also think that we should be more aware of how emotional states of scientists (and medical doctors) can influence scientific practices and undermine (medical) decision making and collaboration.
Areas of expertise
Publication culture, Publication pressure, Research misbehaviors, Psychiatry, Personality of scientists
We are currently investigating the role of research integrity as an important responsibility for the university. We aim to explore and discover what factors contribute to responsible conduct of research and find new strategies to foster good research by targeting different intervention strategies at four different university settings.
- ‘How do scientists perceive the current publication culture? A qualitative focus group interview study among Dutch biomedical researchers.‘ Tijdink JK, Schipper K, Bouter LM, Maclaine Pont P, de Jonge J, Smulders YM. BMJ Open. 2016 Feb 17: 6(2).
- ‘Use of positive and negative words in scientific PubMed abstracts between 1974 and 2014: retrospective analysis.‘ Vinkers CH, Tijdink JK, Otte WM. BMJ. 2015 Dec 14; 351:h6467.
- ‘Publication pressure and scientific misconduct in medical scientists.‘ Tijdink JK, Verbeke R, Smulders YM. J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics. 2014 Dec;9(5):64-71.
- Emotional exhaustion and burnout among medical professors; a nationwide survey. Tijdink JK, Vergouwen AC, Smulders YM. BMC Med Educ. 2014 Sep 4;14:183.