Mobile App Brings the Power of IEEE Xplore to Your Smartphone

Other improvements include easier access to complex searching, new author information pages, and support for research reproducibility

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A hand holding a phone with the MyXplore app showing on it.
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THE INSTITUTEIEEE Xplore recently added several features that make it easier to find what you need in its collection of nearly 5 million content items.


The free MyXplore app, available for iOS and Android phones, helps you stay current on the latest research in your field, at any time and from anywhere. MyXplore gives you the same powerful search as the desktop IEEE Xplore. Search results include article titles, abstracts, and other bibliography, along with links to the full document in IEEE Xplore.

MyXplore also lets you easily set up automatic notifications on newly published content in your areas of interest. You can download the app from the App Store or Google Play


As an added service to the IEEE author community, IEEE Xplore now provides author information pages. Each page includes the author’s photo if provided, a short biography, research interests, affiliations, a list of the author’s publications in IEEE Xplore, and links to co-authors.

The pages are optimized for indexing by Web search engines like Google and Google Scholar to help IEEE authors improve their visibility on public search engines. Author information pages can be accessed by clicking the author’s name in a search result, an abstract page, or a table of contents page.


Research reproducibility—the ability to replicate or reproduce the results of a scientific experiment or study—is a crucial element in advancing science. IEEE Xplore aids research reproducibility by enabling access to algorithms, code, datasets, and other supplemental data associated with research articles.

Through a partnership with Code Ocean, a cloud-based research collaboration platform, IEEE makes it easy for authors to submit supplemental data associated with their research. Intuitive icons in IEEE Xplore search results identify articles with accompanying code and the “Supplemental Items” filter in the left column makes it easy to isolate search results for articles with code. Abstract pages for articles with code include information about the code along with a link to the Code Ocean site.

As part of IEEE’s commitment to foster research reproducibility, IEEE Xplore includes a visual badge to indicate that submitted code or other material has been reviewed by a qualified IEEE member or volunteer.


IEEE Xplore global search now supports complex queries that use Boolean operators like AND, OR, NOT, NEAR, and ONEAR. The operators can now be included in the global search box on the homepage. Wildcards such as an asterisk or question mark can also be used when searching for two or more words.   

Contact IEEE Xplore with any feedback, comments, or questions.

Casey Schwartz is associate director for IEEE Xplore.

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