Facilitating discoverability of content
Inspec accelerates dissemination of open content
Inspec, the IET’s scientific and technical database, facilitates discoverability of Open Access content. Over 14% of the active journals indexed in Inspec are fully Open Access – and many additional hybrid titles contain open items. In fact, nearly a third of all Inspec content indexed since 2017 is Open Access. Inspec was also the first database to index Preprints from arXiv, with over 240,000 items indexed since 2015.
Inspec has supported open research form 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 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.
- Metadata: Inspec uses precise and granular indexing to enhance metadata for included content
- Links: Inspec provides direct DOI links where available, giving users quick access to full-text Open Access articles
- Search: Sophisticated searching enables users to pinpoint relevant information quickly and efficiently
Learn more about Inspec content and coverage.