Expert Lookup Releases

Expert Lookup is continually developed with ongoing improvements to usability and security.

What is on the roadmap for 2019?

With a release scheduled for May 9, 2019, Expert Lookup enhancements will offer searchers greater efficiencies when searching and reviewing results:

  • Search terms, appearing in both the proposal fingerprints and the author’s publication title, would be highlighted in flyout, as shown below. Additionally, experts who have a fingerprinted term appearing in a publication title will be weighted near the top of the result set… These enhancements improve both the reviewing of results and the weighing of experts as they appear in results, further streamlining the otherwise complicated process of finding unbiased experts for peer review, partnerships, and collaborations.
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  • Identify match and conflict of interest for any suggested reviewer for a proposal… This enhancement allows users to add suggested reviewers as a part of the proposal data. These suggested reviewers will then be displayed, with the potential conflict of interest and matching indication, on the Expert Search result page.
  • Proposal Details

  • Filter on Institution name… An Institution filter has been added on left pane of Expert Search result page. This new feature enables searches by institution name; restricts the search to find experts from selected institutions (default behavior); or, when clicking the ‘Exclude from search’ box, excludes experts from that institution.
  • Expert Institution filter

First Quarter 2019 – The Lorentz Release (March 5, 2019)

  • Filter experts by market affiliation, such as corporate or government, aiding in selection of experts with specific segment experience…

First Quarter 2019 – The Lorentz Release (March 5, 2019)

  • …or filter by funding agency to help find experts who have previously received a grant award from a specific funding agency

filter by funding agency

  • Past historical funding awards data provides insights into from which funding bodies has an expert been funded before

historical funding awards data

  • As requested by a customer, the Search within result set feature helps to pinpoint a known expert from within search results

Search within result set

  • A known expert didn’t come up in the results set? No problem—use the Click here to evaluate an Expert you may know feature to locate the Scopus Author Profile.

Click here to evaluate an Expert you may know

  • Patent Citations data in result set provides insights into how many times documents published by experts have been cited by patents, aiding in the selection of experts

Patent Citations

Second Quarter 2019

  • Enhance EmTree Thesaurus indexing, which will improve filtering when seeking experts in medicine and the life sciences
  • Rollout author-level Fingerprint Engine indexing, which will streamline expert searches via keywords-only, which is especially helpful for expert-seeking applications such as product promotion or collaborations

Below is a list of previous Expert Lookup Releases:


The February release of Expert Lookup is centered on enhanced thesaurus, matching and usability.

February 2018


In June 2017, Expert Lookup enhancements provided for more targeted sort functionality and added to training and support documentation.

June 2017

This release provided functionality for sorting by Principal Investigator.


The April 2017 release of Expert Lookup adds new functionalities for fingerprinting and workspaces.

April 2017

The April 2017 release of Expert Lookup enables users to see proposal details while reviewing fingerprints, to create multiple versions of fingerprints for an abstract, see proposal fingerprints in Expert Search results, create personalized workspaces and integrate the application with other systems.


The November 2016 release of Expert Lookup adds many new customizable features to facilitate the customer experience.

November 2016

This release increased its usability with six updates to the tool and improvements in navigation within a workspace.


In August 2016, Expert Lookup released four new features that make finding a scientific expert easier than ever.

August 2016

This release provides protection for abstracts that have not been published and improves the user experience with enhanced export functions.


The April release of Expert Lookup is centered on improved security and enhanced usability.

April 2016

This release provides protection for abstracts that have not been published and improves the user experience with enhanced export functions.