An effort by eLife Sciences to centralize programmatic article data access to a simple interface accessible using HTTP.
API documentation can be found here:
For example, the Homo Naledi article:
git clone https://github.com/elifesciences/elife-api cd elife-api ./install.sh
./manage.sh runserver firefox http://127.0.0.1:8000/api/docs/
The elife-api project in production at eLife also proxies requests to the APIs
of our other services. These other services can be accessed like:
- Lax article data (github) http://api.elifesciences.org/proxy/lax/api/
- Article Metrics (github) http://api.elifesciences.org/proxy/metrics/api/
For example, here you can access the metrics data used on the elifesciences.org website for the article on the famous Homo Naledi:
And here the article data:
Copyright & Licence
Copyright 2016 eLife Sciences. Licensed under the GPLv3
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.