The publication profile of research in Flanders

The profile of research disciplines Flemish researchers are publishing in changes with time.  The relative importance of some of the research disciplines has been increasing during the last 8 years such as clinical and experimental medicine.  For other research disciplines, the relative importance has been decreasing such as biology, biosciences, chemistry, physics and mathematics.  The accompanying figure is based on publications in Web of Science Journals.  The figure indicates the relative importance of the research disciplines for the FRIS dataproviders (within Flanders) and thus does not reflect the specialisation of research in Flanders compared to the world standard.