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Inspec content & coverage


Inspec focuses on five main subject areas:

  • Physics
  • Electrical engineering and electronics
  • Computers and control
  • Information technology for business
  • Mechanical and production engineering

Each of these subjects contains numerous sub-sections within the same genre.

Outline of Inspec classification

Section A - Physics

  • General [A00]
  • The physics of elementary particles and fields [A10]
  • Nuclear physics [A20]
  • Fundamental areas of phenomenology [A40]
  • Fluids, plasmas and electric discharges [A50]
  • Condensed matter: structure, thermal and mechanical properties [A60]
  • Condensed matter: electronic structure, electrical, magnetic, and optical properties [A70]
  • Cross-disciplinary physics and related areas of science and technology [A80]
  • Geophysics, astronomy and astrophysics [A90]

Section B - Electrical engineering and electronics

  • General topics, engineering mathematics and materials science [B00]
  • Circuit theory and circuits [B10]
    Components, electron devices and materials [B20]
  • Magnetic and superconducting materials and devices [B30]
  • Optical materials and applications, electro-optics and optoelectronics [B40]
  • Electromagnetic fields [B50]
  • Communications [B60]
  • Instrumentation and special applications [B70]
  • Power systems and applications [B80]

Section C - Computers and control

  • General and management topics [C00]
  • Systems and control theory [C10]
  • Control technology [C30]
  • Numerical analysis and theoretical computer topics [C40]
  • Computer hardware [C50]
  • Computer software [C60]
  • Computer applications [C70]

Section D - Information technology for business

  • General and management aspects [D10]
  • Applications [D20]
  • General systems and equipment [D30]
  • Office automation - communications [D40]
  • Office automation - computing [D50]

Section E - Mechanical and production

  • Engineering [E00]
  • Manufacturing and production [E10]
  • Engineering mechanics [E20]
  • Industrial sectors [E30]

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Recommendation of new publications

The Inspec Publisher Relations team evaluates journals in Physics, Engineering, Computing and Technology for review and consideration for inclusion in the database.

If you would like to submit a publication for evaluation, please review the Content & Selection Policy [PDF, 1,009KB] and contact Publisher Relations at inspec.submissions@theiet.org.