Dimensions contains a network of more than 150 million records connected by billions of links. This vast information landscape supports a myriad of business and analytical needs. Making data available in ways that are useful to the research community is a key priority for the Dimensions team, so we’ve designed several API services with your needs in mind.
The Analytics API supports extraction of Dimensions data for use in complex analyses and visualizations or the building of analytical tools and reporting templates. The API uses an intuitive query language specifically developed for Dimensions data. You can retrieve, aggregate, and sort data from highly specific requests in a single API call. Additional services like text categorization are also available. In this video, you will get an introduction to the Dimensions APIs.
The Runtime API has been developed to support the use of Dimensions data in external search applications or other widgets. The control options for this API are less fine-grained, but it does allow an unlimited number of items to be returned per query.
The CRIS API is specifically designed to retrieve Dimensions data and enrichments for all internal CRIS / RIMS systems, like Symplectic Elements, Interfolio, or Elsevier’s Pure. Our recent webinar shows how research institutions who are using a CRIS system can use the Dimensions API for their different needs.
Metrics API and Dimensions Badges
Enrich your publications with metrics and colorful Dimensions Badges, allowing your users to easily see how many citations your publications have received. The Metrics API and Dimensions Badges are free to use for non-commercial purposes.