The Web of Science API lite supports simple searching across the Web of Science to retrieve core item-level metadata. To get the full functionality of this API, you will need an
How to get an API Key
Follow the steps below to get an API key:
Sign Upand then
Registerto create a new account if you don't have one yet. Be sure to use your SMU email for the registration. If you already have an account, click
Public: Single Page Application (browser based app)for Client Type.
This application will use OAuth2.0 Flows (other than the Client Credentials flow, i.e. using redirects)
APIson the top menu and click Information under Web of Science API Lite box.
Subscribeon the application that you want to connect to the API.
The API supports JSON and XML responses. You can specify this in the HTTP header under
Accept field. The API returns the following information:
Wrappers are API-specific packages that streamlines the process of making API calls. Available wrappers for Elsevier API: