Design and developement of is designed and developed by Kasper M. Abcouwer:

I work as a Specialist Scientific Information at the University Library of the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. I started uva-view as a 'proof of concept': can I build a database that reflects my ideas about metadata of publications. Now uva-view takes over a part of my repeating library tasks: comparing lists of data. It also gives me insight in the scientific output of UvA and the publishing behavior of UvA scientists.
For more information see my employee web page at the UvA. Or my linkedin profile. Feel free to let me know your 'insights' after having used uva-view.

Kasper Abcouwer by
photo by Monique Kooijmans

Credits and disclaimer

The information on this website has been carefully checked and to the best of our knowledge is accurate. However, details are subject to change and the owner of cannot be responsible for such changes, or for errors or omission. We cannot be responsible for any consequences, damages or losses arising from the use of the data or information on the website.

Many people gave input for uva-view. Wim Klerkx, Marijke Duyvendak, Noor Breuning, Saskia Woutersen-Windhouwer, Gerard Köhler, George Meerburg, Roos Rodenburg, Janneke Staaks, Mariëtte van Selm, Olga Marx, Agnes van Diepen, Pascal Braak, Bert Gazendam, Paul Groth, Pieter Jan Aartsen, Hans Gommers, Hans Scholte, Alice Doek, Hans Helffer, OnnO Hartveldt, Jasper Bedaux, Joris Osterhaus, ....

General information on consists of several linked sources.
1. The University of Amsterdam CRIS, Metis (Current Research Information System) is the source of the publication metadata. The publications are also consultable via the Digital Academic Repository (DARE), and the national portal providing access to scientific information
2. Web of Science
3. Journal use statistics ScholaryStats
3. Journal evaluation data
4. Journal impact factor
6. Researchgate
7. Google Scholar
8. For statistics on book circulation, the local management system of the integrated library system (Aleph א) is used. Aleph Reporting Center.


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Visualise co-author relations

Science is most often a process of collaboration: serveral authors publish their work together. These author relationships can be modelled and shown in a collaboration graph. Co-author network analysis .... . .. ....

Authors in uva-view

uva-view contains metadata of UvA publications for the period 2000 upto 2015. Those publications have been created by more than 130 thousand authors.
The publications of one author are depicted in a histogram.
Author publication type histogram
The x-axis shows the publication years. The y-axis shows the number of publications. The bars are the publication types.

UvA profiles

UvA scientists have a 'general' profile on the website
At least contact details can be found. Most often publications and some kind of resume is given.
UvA profile of an UvA staff member

Journals and co-authors

Journals are one of the main publication types of scientific output. uva-view links an authors article to its journal. The journal is in turn linked to its publisher.
Most publications are part of a collaboration. An authors publication is linked to its co-authors.

Researchgate profile

Researchgate is a social networking site for scientists and researchers to share papers, ask and answer questions, and find collaborators. (source)
Authors can create their own profile by submitting papers and metadata.
uva-view links to researchgate profiles of UvA authors (as far as known) and shows some basic data.Researchgate profile

Google Scholar profiles

Google Scholar also has a service for author profiles. Those profiles are created by the authors themselfs. By July 2014 around 800 scientists of the University of Amsterdam had created a google scholar profile. Uva-view updates the google scholar data used on its website the first day of every month.
uva-view shows the profile photo and some basic metrics: h-index and number of citations to the authors articles.
Google Scholar profile
A link to the authors google scholar profile is also given.


'NARCIS is the main national portal for those looking for information about researchers and their work.' In uva-view some basic narcis information is shown. Also a link the author profile website on Narcis. The Narcis data is updated irregularly in uva-view.Narcis profile

WoS citations and more

For more than 22 thousand articles Web of Science records are linked to uva-view. All faculties are included except the medical faculty (AMC). Web of Science contains the number of cited articles for all articles avialable. The data are harvested in the first couple of months in 2014.The data shown here are very 'beta'. It gives an idea on the citation count of articles by a specific author. Care should be taken to compare these figures with other authors. Citation data is strongly influended by the age of an article and by the subject field.This kind of micro level citation metrics are not without controversy (source).
The data shown in the 'Membership Editorial Board' table are aggregated for the whole publication period 2000-2015.

Holding Information UvA

Years available at the University of Amsterdam for a certain journal. Data is from june 2014. The first row is labelled: 'Global' and indicates the total life of the journal independent of the holding of the University of Amsterdam.Holding means possession or access to.