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Webinar: Integrating Scopus APIs into your everyday workflow

on Wed, 04/08/2020 - 12:53

Register for our free webinar, on Tuesday 21 April, where Martin Edling Andersson, Scopus Principal Product Manager, will show how you can integrate the various Scopus APIs into your everyday workflow.

Starting with the basics, to get your started, we will provide an overview of how the Scopus data model works, how the APIs differ from what you can do on, explain some basic use cases and show you where you can get started today!


Scopus captures articles being published in virtually all scholarly journals of any significance in the world; and its profiling of authors and institutions makes it easy to find new articles by those authors at those institutions. The Scopus web user interface offers many features allowing librarians, researchers, developers and & business intelligence groups to manually find publications originating from their institution.

Aside from that user interface, Scopus also has Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) that offer the same features, but with results in a machine-readable format that enables software, rather than humans on the web, to find articles, authors and institutions in Scopus.

This allows developers to write programs that automatically extract data from Scopus and integrate that data with their systems & applications.

For those of you who have always wanted to make use of the Scopus APIs, but are unsure of where to start, we will then delve into the Elsevier Development Portal to show how easy it is to create your API key in a matter of minutes.

We will then get a little more technical and delve into to showing some examples of how to use the API using Python and Django.

Join our webinar as Martin discusses some of the basic (and more complex) use cases of the Scopus APIs and their advantages when compared to downloading data from the platform. Scopus APIs expose curated abstracts and citation data from all scholarly journals indexed by Scopus, Elsevier's abstract and citation database.

Want to learn more about the Scopus APIs?

We have produced several short video tutorials to ensure you get the most out of Scopus APIs

Overview of Scopus APIs
Simple use cases of Scopus APIs
Complex use cases of Scopus APIs
Using Scopus APIs to demonstrate a co-author network
Understanding how Scopus APIs work
How to access the Scopus APIs
Try using Scopus APIs