scopus: Scriptable Bibliometrics Using a Python Interface to Scopus
13 Pages Posted: 31 Jan 2019 Last revised: 1 Feb 2019
Date Written: January 22, 2019
We present a wrapper for the Scopus RESTful API written for Python 3. The wrapper allows users to access the Scopus database via consistent and user-friendly interfaces and can be used without prior knowledge of RESTful APIs. To each of the Scopus APIs accessible for standard API keys there exists a class in scopus with consistent interfaces. Additionally, there is class to access restricted citation metadata. Files are cached to speed up subsequent analysis. The package addresses all users of Scopus data, such as researchers working in Science of Science or evaluators. It facilitates reproducibility of research projects and enhances data integrity for researchers using Scopus data.
Keywords: Scopus, Software, Python, Bibliometrics, Scientometrics
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