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Academic Research

Elsevier allows access to the Scopus APIs in support of academic research for researchers affiliated with a Scopus subscribing institution.

Detailed policy:

Definition: The end product is a scholarly published work that utilizes publications in Scopus for a research effort. The researcher wants to publish a scholarly work regarding Scopus data relationships.

  • Analysis of abstract cited-by counts across a specific, singular academic discipline.
  • Relationship between authors' geographic locations and their academic affiliations.
  • Analysis of the relationship of citing works from a limited set of publications.

We allow this use case under the following conditions:

  • Research is for non-commercial, academic purposes only - no commercial, government or funding body access is permitted.
  • Research is to be performed by approved representative of the applying institution - no 3rd party or consultant access is permitted.
  • Research is limited in scope to a specific discipline - no mining of the entire Scopus dataset is permitted.
  • Retention of original research dataset is limited to archival purposes and reproduction of the research results. Data use outside of the scope of the original research is not permitted.
    • Public sharing of data for purpose of reproducibility with a specific party is permissible upon written request and explicit written approval.
  • Scopus is identified as the data source as described in the Scopus Attribution Guide.

This use case does not allow :

  • Display of Scopus data on a website or in any other public forum outside of the output format of the scholarly published work.

Permitted metadata (fields other than those listed are explicitly prohibited in this use case):

  1. Record IDs (Scopus ID and/or EID)
  2. DOI
  3. PubMed ID
  4. The Scopus author IDs of the authors of the document (this includes the IDs for co-authors of the document not affiliated with the institute)
  5. Abstract
  6. Authors' names
  7. Author IDs (ORCID ids)
  8. Authors' countries of residence
  9. Authors' affiliations
  10. Author Profile
    • Author Metrics
      • H-Index
      • Doc Number
      • Citation count
      • Cited by
  11. Author Keywords
  12. Document title
  13. Document publication year
  14. Source (journal) title
  15. ISSN
  16. Source type (journal, conference proceeding, etc.)
  17. Volume/issue/pages/article number
  18. Source/Journal Metrics
    • CiteScore (forthcoming)
    • SNIP
    • SJR
  19. Document type (e.g. research article, review article, etc)
  20. Publisher
  21. Subject category (per ASJC)
  22. Citation count (number of times cited by other articles)
  23. Cited works (bibliography) titles and record IDs
  24. Citing works titles and record IDs

Please make sure to comply with the Scopus Attribution Guide.

Scopus Search API
Affiliation Search API
Author Search API
Scopus Abstract Retrieval API
Scopus Abstract Citations Count API
Affiliation Retrieval API
Author Retrieval API
Serial Title Metadata API
Subject Classifications API