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Inspec content & coverage

Supporting the journey to Open Research

Did you know over 12% of the active journals indexed in Inspec are Open Access?

At Inspec, we understand that open research is the key to accelerating research and innovation to solve global challenges fast. That’s why we’ve supported Open Research from its inception, staying up to date with the changing landscape and developing our content and functionality to address these needs, including Open Access content from trusted global publishers and preprint collections in our indexing as soon as possible.

We’re continuing to develop new functionality in Inspec and Inspec Analytics to make it even easier to discover, monitor and access Open Access research.

Look out for exciting new developments coming in 2021.


Inspec focuses on four main subject areas:

  • Physics
  • Electrical engineering and electronics
  • Computers and control
  • Mechanical and production engineering.

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

For further information, watch our video on Inspec's content and coverage.

You can view the brief outline to Inspec Classification on our website.

Journals we index in Inspec

Recommendation for 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 and contact Publisher Relations at