Elsevier SciVal API

What is the SciVal API?

The SciVal API gives access to a comprehensive basket of metrics for researchers (Scopus Author profiles) and all 8,500+ institutions available in SciVal, Elsevier’s platform for research performance benchmarking. It returns metrics from SciVal for a given a Scopus Author or Institution identifier (or multiples of each).

Who can use the SciVal APIs?

Anyone can obtain an API Key, but access to metrics through the SciVal API is only granted to customers with a SciVal subscription. For them, the APIs are free of charge, provided that our policies for using the API and the data are honored.

Where do I start?

Please visit Elsevier Developer Portal to get started.

Where do I get an API key?

You can obtain an API Key on the 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 here. For a quick overview of the SciVal API, refer to the table below.

Who to contact for APIs questions and support?

Please email your questions to integration support. If you already have an API Key, please include it in the email.

What are the benefits of using the Scival API?