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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 free of charge, provided that our policies for using APIs and the data are honored. Full Scopus APIs access is only granted to customers with Scopus subscription. If do not have a Scopus subscription you can still use the APIs, however, you will have limited access to a basic metadata for most citation records, as well as to basic search functionality.

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.