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 feedback@inspirehep.net – any feedback is always welcome!

The INSPIRE Team

Following the release of the new INSPIRE beta literature search and author profiles, we are pleased to announce the release of the new INSPIRE beta jobs!

We have upgraded our job submission forms, and added new features that will make it smoother for users to review and edit their job postings – all of this completely free of charge!

Up until now, if users wanted to make a modification (update a deadline, description, contact email etc.), they had to send a ticket, and our curator would make the change. 

In the new system, INSPIRE beta jobs, we give more freedom to users when it comes to managing their job openings. Curators still need to approve a new job posting, but once the job is displayed, the submitter can edit the job posting, and see the changes directly online. All this is now possible because we’ve enabled users to login with their ORCID to submit and modify their job posting. Anyone can send a new job to INSPIRE, as long as they have an ORCID account. You can read more about ORCID and how to create an account here

We’ll be running INSPIRE beta jobs in parallel with our current job platform. During this time, we’d more than appreciate your feedback (email us at feedback@inspirehep.net)! By hearing from you, our users, we’ll know what to improve in order to meet your needs in the best way possible! After a few weeks of testing, the new INSPIRE beta jobs will replace the current INSPIRE jobs platform. 

Note: INSPIRE beta jobs is currently under testing; therefore it contains a selection of job postings and is not updated regularly. Any updates on INSPIRE beta jobs won’t be reflected on INSPIRE.

However, if you’re interested in proceeding with job submissions on the new INSPIRE, we hope the following instructions will be useful!

How to submit a new job posting?

Once you’ve logged in with your ORCID, you’ll be able to access the job submission form that allows you to provide information about the position you’d like to post.

To do so, click on the “Submit” button in the top right corner of our homepage, and then on “Job”:

(The job submission option will be added after testing.)

At the time of submission, a job’s status will be set to “pending” by default, until our team has reviewed and approved it. Approved jobs will appear on the list of job postings

How to update a job posting?

As described earlier, from now on, users who have created a job posting are able to modify it, and their changes will be immediately shown in INSPIRE beta jobs.

To do so, simply go to your job posting and click the “Edit” icon at the bottom left of your job posting: . From there, you’ll access the update form, where you can change any job detail you want to.

To apply changes, you need to scroll down and click the “Submit” button: . You’ll get a message that your submission was successfully submitted if all went well.

How to update a deadline?

Updating a deadline is now much simpler. On the new platform, you’ll be able to log in using your ORCID, and access the editing options directly via the job posting link you received at the time of approval. 

Go to your job posting and click the “Edit” icon at the bottom left:. From there, you’ll access the update form, where you can change the deadline:

Changing the date is easily done via calendar, instead of having to follow a specific date format.

So, we get:

Once done editing, scroll down to submit via the respective button: -> and any successful submission should get the following message:

Your job posting will be instantly updated to reflect the changes you’ve made!

In our case, this would be:

How to remove a job posting?

If you, for any reason, want to remove your job posting from INSPIRE, you can do this by accessing the update form via the icon, and then simply changing the status of your job posting to “closed”:

It will immediately be removed from the job list once you’ve confirmed it by clicking on the  button. You should receive the following:

If, on the other hand, you want to re-open the job, you will have to create a new job posting.

Of course, the INSPIRE team is there to help you with whatever you might need to manage your job announcements on our website. Contact us at feedback@inspirehep.net with all your questions and feedback!

The INSPIRE Team