In addition to being a valuable source of high-energy physics content, INSPIRE aims to build and foster a community of authors and users who will benefit from our website in more ways than one.

Step by step, we are moving towards a more user-friendly interface that will be more powerful, with a slew of new features, so both authors and other visitors can make the most of INSPIRE.

To that end, we’ve not only implemented an improved algorithm to calculate citations even more reliably, but also added additional citation information to author profile pages, which can be customized and filtered to suit specific criteria. All of these are now available on INSPIRE beta, when one consults an author page.

Now, let’s see each new feature in more detail!

Citations per year

From now on, users will be able to view per-year citation graphs on author pages in an interactive way, as they hover over years to see how many citations an author had at a particular time.

Citation Summary Graph

Our new interactive citation summary graph has been designed to facilitate paper browsing by allowing users to narrow down the options by selecting a number of filters for that purpose.

As you can see, this graph shows how many citeable and published papers an author produced.

In case you wonder, “citeable” are the papers have metadata that allow us to reliably track their citations. Published papers are believed to have undergone rigorous peer review.

By clicking on a bar, search results are automatically updated to show papers that are part of each category:

Just below the graph, the results will be featured, with a useful filtering box on the left. This box allows further result refinement, with the option to filter by the number of authors, collaborators (co-authors), document type or collaboration. If you want to modify your search results, you will have to manually uncheck those filters you don’t want applied anymore. 

Finally, you can also sort papers by most recent and most cited via a sorting dropdown menu:

We sincerely hope you’ll like the improvements we’ve made to author profile pages. Let us know what you think by sending us an email to – any feedback is always welcome!


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