Lens Scholarly API - Terms of Use

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Access and use of the Lens Scholarly API service is subject to the following Terms of Use. These may be specific to each API access plan.

Upon requesting access to the API, you agree to be bound by these terms. The Lens reserves the right to not grant access to and use of the Lens Scholarly API or to revoke access if in our own estimation, the specific usage does not comply with these terms. The Lens reserves the right to negotiate variations to these Terms of Use on a case-by-case basis. These terms are effective from September 12, 2019 and are subject to change at any time upon publication of the change on the Lens site.

Your Lens Scholarly API access may not be transferred, sold or re-licensed to third parties and may not be used in unfair or deceptive practices.

To request access, please sign in, select either the Free or the Lens Partner access option, and complete the API request form. For this service, it is important that you provide accurate information about your organisation, your intended use of the data, and how you will comply with the Lens Terms of Use.

Once you submit the request, you will receive a confirmation notification by email that your request has been received. Your request will be reviewed and processed manually and once approved, you will get another email with instructions on how to generate API tokens.

To speed up the access process, please ensure you provide accurate information in the request form, read and understand the Terms of Use, and let us know how you intend to comply with them.

API Access Plans:

Free

Under this plan, you are entitled to request a free access to the scholarly API.  Once approved, you will be able to generate an API token and access the API and data under the Acceptable Use and Attribution terms and conditions that are detailed in the Lens general Terms of Use.  Please review these terms before using the API.

Lens Partner

This plan is intended for a wide range of individuals, public or private institutions/companies who require a higher level of API access, automated downloads, or integration. In conjunction with the Lens general Terms of Use, the use of the API here may be governed by a contractual agreement between the Lens and the partnering organisation.

Please complete the API request form or contact us directly for further information.