dr. Joeri Tijdink


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.

I am also the co-founder and editor of the Dutch platform for young psychiatrists (dejongepsychiater.nl, @jongepsychiater) that focuses on translation of psychiatric research into clinical practice.

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.


  • ‘Wetenschapper of de sofa, hoe te overleven op de universiteit.’ Joeri K. Tijdink Vesusius Press 2019

Publications (selection)

  • Haven, T. L., Tijdink, J. K., Pasman, H., Widdershoven, G., & Bouter, L. (2019, April 3). Do research misbehaviours differ between disciplinary fields? A mixed methods study among academic researchers in Amsterdam. https://doi.org/10.31219/osf.io/7d4qz
  • ‘Perceived publication pressure in Amsterdam: Survey of all disciplinary fields and academic ranks.’ Haven TL, Bouter LM, Smulders YM, Tijdink JK. PLoS One. 2019 Jun 19;14(6):e0217931. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0217931. eCollection 2019.
  • ‘Personally perceived publication pressure: revising the Publication Pressure Questionnaire (PPQ) by using work stress models.’ Haven TL, de Goede MEE, Tijdink JK, Oort FJ. Res Integr Peer Rev. 2019 Apr 9;4:7. doi: 10.1186/s41073-019-0066-6. eCollection 2019.
  • ‘Perceptions of research integrity climate differ between academic ranks and disciplinary fields: Results from a survey among academic researchers in Amsterdam.’ Haven TL, Tijdink JK, Martinson BC, Bouter LM.PLoS One. 2019 Jan 18;14(1):e0210599. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0210599. eCollection 2019.
  • Otte, W. M., Tijdink, J. K., Weerheim, P. L., Lamberink, H. J., & Vinkers, C. H. (2018). Adequate statistical power in clinical trials is associated with the combination of a male first author and a female last author. eLife, 7, 1-14. [e34412].
  • van Lieshout, C. T., Tijdink, J. K., & Smulders, Y. M. (2018). Conflict of interest disclosure slides at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2016 in Rome: are they displayed long enough to assess their content? A cross-sectional study. BMJ Open, 8(11), 1-6. [e023534].
  • Lamberink, H. J., Otte, W. M., Sinke, M. R. T., Lakens, D., Glasziou, P. P., Tijdink, J. K., & Vinkers, C. H. (2018). Statistical power of clinical trials increased while effect size remained stable: an empirical analysis of 136,212 clinical trials between 1975 and 2014. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 102, 123-128.
  • 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.
A complete list of publications can be found here.


Mail j.tijdink@vu.nl

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CV can be obtained by sending me an email : j.tijdink@vu.nl