Most used search operators in INSPIRE

Since INSPIRE counts over 1 million records – and the number keeps growing – we wanted to make it easier for our users to flip through the database in quest of a specific paper. Following a study in 2019, we found out that almost 60% of the searches were based […]

Full listing of search terms

The following table presents a list of all search terms in INSPIRE with minimalist examples. For starred (*) terms, more detailed information on using the search terms can be found on the search tips page. Term/Abbrev Interpretation Example (simple) Example (advanced) * a, au, author author name a j smith […]

Search tips for using INSPIRE

Jump to section of interest: Search basics: Keyword-based vs. free-form (Google-style) Title Author name More about author searching Search by number of authors Logical operators: priority, parentheses and truncation Journals Dates Eprints Report number Experiments/collaborations Affiliations Conference papers Citation count (topcite) Calculating the h-index Articles that refer to a particular […]

Connecting ORCID to your INSPIRE author profile

What is an ORCID? Why do I need an ORCID iD when I already have an INSPIRE ID? Creating an ORCID iD ORCID privacy settings Cleaning your INSPIRE profile Claiming your work Connecting your ORCID iD to your INSPIRE author profile Currently, author management (cleaning author profiles, claiming papers, exporting […]

INSPIRE Author list tools

Author identity is highly important in INSPIRE. We manage this by clustering papers into author profiles based on ORCIDs or INSPIRE IDs, if they exist in the paper’s record or, failing that, on simple name string matching. While the ID-based approach works very well, string matching is far less precise […]

Citation metrics

These are descriptions of (and information about) the citation metrics available in Invenio. You can find these metrics by clicking the toggle next to the sorting options at the top of any HEP Literature search or author profile page.   We currently display the following citation statistics for any group […]

INSPIRE Content Sources

To achieve its broad coverage of topics of interest to researchers in high energy physics, INSPIRE aggregates content from a very wide array of sources. Here are some of the central resources that are regularly used in INSPIRE’s content acquisition.  It is not an exhaustive list. We wish to sincerely […]

INSPIRE Publications and Talks

Talks, papers, and other places where INSPIRE or related material was discussed The top 40 physics hits of 2012, Symmetry magazine, May 2013. [Link] Talk: How partnership accelerates Open Science: High-Energy-Physics and INSPIRE, a case study of a complex repository ecosystem given by Sünje Dallmeier-Tiessen and Bernard Hecker. OR2013 Prince Edward Island [Link to Summary, […]

INSPIRE Project Overview

CERN, DESY, Fermilab and SLAC have built the next-generation High Energy Physics (HEP) information system, INSPIRE. It combines the successful SPIRES database content, curated at DESY, Fermilab and SLAC, with the Invenio digital library technology developed at CERN. INSPIRE is run by a collaboration of CERN, DESY, Fermilab, IHEP, IN2P3, and […]