Scopus API key

Information about obtaining and entering a Scopus API key

The Scopus API key dialog box appears when you click the Request key button the the Preferences: Scopus dialog box, or automatically when you perform a Scopus search without an API key.

The dialog box directs you to the Elsevier Developers web site to obtain a (free) API key from Elsevier, then lets you enter the API key for Publish or Perish to use. Publish or Perish then presents this API key to the Scopus server each time it performs a search.

The dialog box contains the following fields:

Field name Description
(main text field)

Instructions on obtaining a Scopus API key. Please follow these instructions to register for a subscription key, then copy and paste the resulting key into the API key field below.

API key Paste the API key that you received from Elsevier in this field so Publish or Perish can use it during Scopus queries. If you previously entered a subscription key, it will be shown here.
OK Click this button to enter the API key for use by Publish or Perish, then close the dialog box.
Cancel Click this button to dismiss the dialog box without updating Publish or Perish's copy of the API  key.