[EP-tech] Re: Web services for importing abstracts

christian.gutknecht at ub.unibe.ch christian.gutknecht at ub.unibe.ch
Wed Apr 24 08:48:43 BST 2013

Hi Mark

I haven’t tested it out, but maybe the JournalTOCs could be used? http://www.journaltocs.ac.uk/api_help.php

I’m quite surprised, that CrossRef still doesn’t store abstracts, not even for OA Content. The latest schema now includes much more information, but still no abstracts:
Eg. http://doi.crossref.org/servlet/query?pid=epentz@crossref.org&format=unixsd&id=10.1155/2013/601246

Best regards


Von: Mark Gregson <mark.gregson at qut.edu.au<mailto:mark.gregson at qut.edu.au>>
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We’re looking at using web services to import abstracts and enrich a number of existing records, primarily journal articles, into our EPrints repository working from DOI.

As far as I can see the terms of use for Elsevier and Thomson web services explicitly disallow this use of abstracts; CrossRef doesn’t include abstracts; and WorldCat doesn’t look like a good fit.

I’m not sure if there is anywhere to turn now.  Does anyone know of alternative sources?


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