Web of Science Starter API

The Web of Science Starter API allows for a real-time check of bibliographic metadata such as DOI, author, source title, etc., against the Web of Science Core Collection and other Products. This enables building article-level links to the Web of Science from external systems, and retrieving times-cited counts from the Web of Science. This API is replacing the previous Links Article Match Retrieval Service and Web of Science API Lite.

Who is the Web of Science Starter API for?

Subscription and access

Please have a look at the Swagger (link below) for detailed API examples and documentation.

This API uses an API Key access. All APIs in our Developer Portal require to register an application.

By requesting credentials, you agree to adhere to this portal's Terms of Use and Product / Service Terms

Plans (Work in progress)

Plan Description Request per second Requests per day Web of Science documents per year
Free You can subscribe for this plan, even if your institution or university has not subscribed for Web of Science. This free plan is only for students and academics, and can be approved only if your Developer Portal account uses your institutional email. This plan does not return times cited and can be used only for personal use. 1 50 500,000
Basic This plan can be approved for all members of an organization that has a subscribtion to Web of Science. This plan returns times cited but can be used only for personal use. Please subscribe to the below plans to integrate with CRIS and Intitutional repositories. 2 200 Unlimited
Advanced This plan is approved for organizations that subscribe to Web of Science. This plans allows you to integrate and synchronize Web of Science documents with your internal systems. An organization can have an API key for this plan unless otherwise specified in your contract. 5 1,000 Unlimited
Custom Contact us if you have different needs. max 20 req/sec Custom Unlimited
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