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Elsevier ScienceDirect APIs

What are the ScienceDirect APIs?

ScienceDirect APIs expose peer-reviewed full-text scientific, technical and medical content from all scholarly publications indexed by ScienceDirect, Elsevier's premier scientific platform.

Who can use ScienceDirect 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. Your level of access to the APIs depends on whether you are within the network of an organization with a ScienceDirect subscription, and what access rights have been granted as part of that subscription. At a minimum, you will be able to retrieve Open Access content through the APIs.

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 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.

How do I get help?

Please visit Support page.

What are the benefits of using ScienceDirect APIs?