InCites Document Level Metrics API

InCites Benchmarking & Analytics™ is a citation-based evaluation tool for academic and government administrators to analyze institutional productivity and benchmark output against peers and aspirational peers in a national or international context. This API provides article-level metrics to support integration in Research Management Systems or Current Research Information Systems (CRIS).

API Settings


This InCites Document Level Metrics API provides REST-based programmatic access to the InCites Benchmarking and Analytics™, with JSON and XML output format. InCites Benchmarking & Analytics™ provides you with the objective and reliable indicators you need to make confident, data-driven decisions about your research programs. Built upon the consistent, accurate, and complete publications metadata in the Web of Science™ Core Collection.

Who is the InCites Document Level Metrics API for?

You can integrate this API to maintain a high quality of article metrics in your internal systems and research projects that need trusted data for articles with various subject categorization schema. It is a perfect addition for:

  • Publishers and editors - Understand how your articles are performing and benchmark them against others in their discipline.
  • Librarians - Understand which articles are the most important to your institution's and researcher's success.
  • Researchers - Guide to discover and select the most appropriate articles to read and compare your research findings in.
  • Research managers and information analysts - Track bibliometric and citation patterns to support strategy and funding decisions, as well as highlight your institution's impact on the research community.

Subscription and access

Access to this API requires a paid license. Don't hesitate to get in touch with us with any questions you may have.

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The API has only one plan (Standard InCites Subscription) with 2000 requests/day and two requests/second. Other plans that appear during subscription are only for internal purposes.

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