Inspec Analytics

16th September 2020: Expand terms within the controlled terms and subject classifications page

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve made additional functionality for the concept pages within Inspec Analytics in order to expand your insights.

Expand broader, narrower and related terms within the controlled terms and subject classifications page:

Within Inspec Analytics, you can now compare sets of terms related to your chosen controlled term or subject classification within a concept page. This can help researchers analyse the specific topics that most frequently appear within a selected subject.

For example, if you search for the controlled term ‘electrical conductivity’ and scroll down the concept page, you will see three tiles, displayed at the bottom of the page, which are associated with the selected term.

 

The broader terms are less specific for example, ‘transport processes’ whereas the narrower terms are more specific for example, ‘photoconductivity’ and ‘iconic conductivity’. The related terms for example, ‘semiconductor materials’ and ‘electrical resistivity’ are concepts or alternative methods that are related to electrical conductivity.

By selecting the heading of each tile, you can explore more detail about the terms including the number of articles and percentage change of research output. The terms are displayed in order of research output with the highest total number of articles at the top.

You can use the search box to search for terms by selecting and clicking 'update graph'. Display your results in a line graph or histogram by selecting the toggle. This can help to identify the fastest growing output.

 

 

You can also find these expandable tiles in Subject Classifications. For example, if you search for the subject classification ‘A8100 - Materials science’ and scroll down the concept page, you will see three tiles, displayed at the bottom of the page which are associated with the selected subject. The parent subject classifications are broader for example, ‘A8000 – Cross-disciplinary physics and related areas of science and technology’ whereas the sibling subject classifications are other closely related areas of study for example, ‘A8200- Physical chemistry.’ The children subject classifications are specific, or niche areas of research related to your selected subject classification for example, ‘A8110 – Methods of crystal growth and purification’ and ‘A8110F – Crystal growth from melt.’ 

 

As with Controlled Terms, you can explore more detail about the subject classifications and compare research output over time by selecting the heading of each tile.

You can now expand co-occurring concepts, top organisations, journals, conferences, related controlled terms and related subject classifications tiles in one topic area in Inspec Analytics.