Developers

Hi developers! We’re pleased you’ve come across us - you can use our tools and services in lots of different ways, so read on to see if we can get you what you need.

Trying to get data from us?

We have a free-to-use REST API that provides a flexible way of accessing and using the most up-to-date metadata we have. We store bibliographic metadata related to tens of millions of publications, coupled with funding information, license details, ORCiD iDs, full-text links and much more.

The API makes it easy to facet, filter, or search the cross-publisher metadata we hold. There’s no need to sign-up, but we’d love you to tell us how you’re using it or check out some examples for inspiration.

If the REST API isn’t the best fit for what you’re doing, we have a number of other delivery options and are happy to discuss to get you fixed-up with one of those.

Working on Crossref services

  • Implementing Crossmark? Publishers participate in Crossmark by depositing additional metadata for their content and adding a snippet of code to their DOI landing pages to generate the Crossmark button and link. Details for each of these steps are on our support site.
  • Interested in text mining? Our REST API is designed to allow harvesting full-text from participating publishers for the purpose of text mining. We walk you through the process if you’re keen to explore
  • Want to register content with us, upload files or do bulk queries?

Stuck? Email our support team and we’ll try to help.

Labs

Want to see what our R&D team have been working on? Check out labs to find experiments and documentation, or share your own ideas.

Last Updated: 2017 July 27 by Rachael Lammey