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Elsevier 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?

Anyone can obtain an API Key and use the APIs for non-commercial purposes free of charge subject always to Elsevier's policies for using our APIs and data. For non-commercial research, Elsevier only grants full Scopus APIs access to clients with Scopus subscriptions. If you do not have a Scopus subscription you can still use the APIs, however you will have limited access to basic metadata for citation records, and basic search functionality. We require a dedicated API subscription for any individual or organization using the APIs for commercial purposes. Commercial API subscriptions are subject to a legal agreement that binds Elsevier and the customer to specific terms of use for Elsevier APIs and data. Please contact us to discuss the options.

What are the benefits of using Scopus APIs?

Where do I get an API key?

You can obtain an API Key on Elsevier Developer Portal. If you do not already have an Elsevier user ID, you will have to register prior to obtaining an API Key.

What do I get access to with my API key?

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

How do I get help?

Please visit Support page.