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Elsevier Scopus APIs

Take a look at our Getting Started guide for Scopus APIs.

What are the Scopus APIs?

Scopus delivers a comprehensive view of the world of research. allows you to track analyze and visualize research data from 5000 different publishers.

It covers 78 million items including records from journals, books and book series, conference proceedings and trade publications across 16 million Author Profiles and 70,000 Institutional Profiles All of this comes together to power your research and help you to stay abreast with current publications, find co-authors, analyze journals to publish in and track and monitor global trends

Scopus APIs expose curated abstracts and citation data from all scholarly journals indexed by Scopus.

Who can use Scopus APIs?

Various options are available for researchers who want to use Scopus APIs:

What are the benefits of using Scopus APIs?

Where do I get an API key?

You can request an API Key on Elsevier's Developer Portal. If you do not already have an Elsevier user ID, you will have to register before you can request an API Key.

If you want to request an API for commercial use (i.e., you are a researcher working in a private sector or commercial organisation), please contact us.

What do I get access to with my API key?

Default API Key configuration description is available at Default API Key Settings page.

How can I familiarize myself with the Scopus APIs?

You can get started by referring to our Getting Started guide for Scopus APIs

How do I get help?

Please visit Support page.