Welcome to Arcas’ documentation!

Arcas is Python library which allow users to collect academic articles’ metadata.

A large number of scholarly databases and collections offer some form of API access. An API is an online tool to access data straight from the databases. Arcas is a tool designed to help communicate/ping various of these APIs.

Arcas offers access to metadata of articles from the following journals and pre-prints:

  • IEEE
  • PLOS
  • Nature
  • Springer
  • arXiv

Note some journals might require you to register and generate an application key. Currently, the following journals require you to register your application:

  • IEEE
  • Spinger

Guidelines for adding your key to the right place can be found under the How to: Register Application and use api_key.

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