Release 5.16.0

26 March 2019 by Cambia Staff in Notices, Release Notes

Release 5.16.0

New scholarly analysis and visualization tools, customizable and shareable reports and more!


  • NEW scholarly analysis and visualization tools:
    • New, fully customisable chart types to allow greater discoverability and insight.
    • Inbuilt analysis wizard to find the right chart and visualise the data of most interest to you.
    • Export chart images in SVG or PNG format, or export the underlying data.
    • Create a custom report for your analysis and share it with anyone!
    • Read our blog for more details on the new Lens scholarly analysis and check the feature tour.
  • Added quick share option to allow sharing of analysis dashboards, scholarly works, patents, collections, search results and collections via LinkedIn, Facebook, email or URL.
  • Increased patent export size to 50K records (user's request).
  • Added badge to the filter tab to indicate the number of filters that have been applied when the sidebar is collapsed.
  • Added button to show/hide query details with the state persisting after page loads (so you can now leave it collapsed if you want!).
  • Improved search results toolbar styling to make options clearer.
  • Improved layout of author affiliations on scholarly works using superscript.
  • Added quick-search bar to homepage.
  • Improved OpenGraph support for better metadata and image display in third-party software.


  • Missing citing patent details on the patent citation tab for scholarly works (user’s feedback).
  • Scholarly search results with quotations in title.
  • Launching saved scholarly queries from the sidebar.
  • Patent export issues and truncate long NPL citations strings (user’s feedback).
  • Rename Institution Country field.
  • PatSeq Finder results export issues with certain range filter settings (user’s feedback).

Data Improvements:

  • Added automatic language detection.
  • Filtered out scholarly works from non-scholarly source domains.
  • Filtered out  references from works with publication dates more than two years in the future.
  • Add categorisation of LibGuide publication types.

Interested in helping us improve?

We thank the volunteers who are actively engaged and helping us at present and if you are an engineer who loves challenges in data disambiguation or improving the overall quality of the Lens data, please contact us. There are several technical and data challenges that we are working on and you may be able to provide an important contribution to help make the Lens an even better a public resource, please see for more details.

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