Circular Economy Central

This publication covers an analysis of circular economy scientific knowledge production in the Netherlands.


  • The number of publications per year
  • The number of publications per journal
  • The number of publications per research field (“science categories”)
  • Industries covered and investigated by the articles
  • The number of publications per circularity strategy (using the categories Refuse and Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Recycle, Recover)
  • Top Authors
  • Top Institutes
  • Collaboration between Institutes
  • Local CE Scientific and Technological Knowledge Activity
  • Cities
  • Regions
  • Circular Economy S&T Knowledge Transition Index | Cities and Regions
  • X-Economies: Circular Economy and other Economies
  • From CE Science to CE Policy





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Merli, R., Preziosi, M., & Acampora, A. (2018). How do scholars approach the circular economy? A systematic literature review. Journal of Cleaner Production178, 703-722.

Türkeli, S., Kemp, R., Huang, B., Bleischwitz, R., & McDowall, W. (2018). Circular economy scientific knowledge in the European Union and China: A bibliometric, network and survey analysis (2006–2016)Journal of Cleaner Production197, 1244-1261.

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van Eck, N.J., Waltman, L.,(2017). Citation-based clustering of publications using CitNetExplorer and VOSviewer. Scientometrics 111 (2), 1053e1070.


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