Inspec Analytics

Broader, Narrower and Related Scientific Concepts

Understanding the view

a. The table displays the list of topics associated with research for your selected scientific concept. Terms appear listed in order of research output with the highest total number of articles at the top. Click on a column heading to change or reverse the order.

b. For each term you will see the total number of articles indexed in Inspec.

c. The percentage change column shows the total change in research output for each term over the selected time period.

d. Inspec Analytics Plus only: The times cited column shows the total number of times these articles have been cited. The average times cited shows the average number of citations per article.

e. Search for a term using the search box at the top of the table. Start typing to see suggestions or click search to see all results including your search term.

f. Click “Advanced” to see advanced search options:

i. Use the drop-down to select “Include” or “Exclude” search terms.

ii. Add multiple conditions. Each condition will be treated as “OR”.

iii. Search for whole words, partial words or start typing to see suggestions and select a term.

iv. Remove conditions by clicking on the corresponding “X” or by clicking “remove all”.

v. Click “Apply” to see your results.

f. To compare output for a number of terms, select your chosen terms and click “update graph”. The line graph at the top will display the research output for each of your selected terms over time. Hover over the points to display the number of articles and percentage change for each year.

Inspec Analytics Plus only: citations are also displayed when hovering over points in the graph.

To display your results as a histogram chart, select the toggle at the top.

Inspec Analytics Plus only: Use the drop-down to update the histogram to show the number of articles, number of citations or the average number of citations

h. Filter the date range of your results using the “From” and “to” drop-down selections.

Exporting your insights

Click on “Export as PDF” at the top of the page to download your current view. The PDF includes a link to your view so you can return directly to the data in the future.

Inspec Analytics Plus only: You can also choose to download your insights as an Excel file.