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ScienceDirect APIs Specification

Please refer to the table below for a quick overview of ScienceDirect APIs, their corresponding purpose and response formats.


#    ScienceDirect API Name Description Views Search Tips Response formats
1 Serial Title API Returns metadata about serial title given ISSN document identifier. Serial Title Views N/A application/json
application/xml
text/xml
image/gif
2 Nonserial Title API Returns metadata about nonserial title given ISBN document identifier. Nonserial Title Views N/A application/json
application/xml
text/xml
image/gif
3 Subject Classifications API Returns subject classifications associated with ScienceDirect content. N/A N/A application/json
application/xml
text/xml
4 Article Retrieval API Returns ScienceDirect article [abstract or full-text, depending on entitlements] given a document identifier. Article Retrieval API response includes links various resources or objects associated with an article. Article Retrieval Views N/A text/xml
application/json
application/pdf
image/png
text/plain
application/rdf+xml
5 Article Entitlement API Returns ScienceDirect article entitlement given unique article identifier in context of user authentication. Article Entitlement Views N/A application/json
text/xml
6 Object Retrieval API Returns objects associated with ScienceDirect full-text article. Object Retrieval Views N/A application/json
application/rdf+xml
text/xml
7 ScienceDirect Search V2 API Allows one to search ScienceDirect full-text content given search criteria. ScienceDirect Search V2 Views N/A application/json
application/xml
application/atom+xml
8 Article Metadata API Allows one to perform metadata lookups on ScienceDirect documents; suitable for IR applications. Article Metadata Views Article Metadata Tips application/json
application/xml
application/atom+xml
9 Article Hosting Permission API Allows one to retrieve article hosting permissions associated with a full text article; suitable for IR applications. N/A N/A application/json
text/xml