Elsevier Text and Data Mining (TDM) License

Text mining access for subscription content is provided to subscribers for noncommerical research purposes. Please note that for open access content, TDM permissions and reuse are determined by the author's choice of user license.

The TDM click through agreement allows you to do the following:

  • Secure a bespoke API key for your own personal use
  • To retrieve content your institution has subscribed to, via your API key, for the purposes of non-commercial text mining of that content
  • To distribute the outputs of your text mining, in line with certain conditions as follows:
    • Where Snippets and/or bibliographic metadata are distributed, they should be accompanied by a DOI link that points back to the individual full text article or book chapter.
    • Where images are used you should clear the rights for reuse with the relevant copyright owner and/or rightsholder
    • The inclusion of a proprietary notice in the following form: "Some rights reserved. This work permits non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited."
    • Compliance with data protection laws

    The TDM click through agreement does not allow you to:

    • Use snippets of text from individual full text articles or book chapters of more than 200 characters (excluding text entity matches or bibliographic metadata).
    • Abridge, modify, translate or create any derivative work based on the Dataset;
    • Remove, obscure or modify in any way any copyright notices, other notices or disclaimers as they appear in the Dataset;
    • Substantially or systematically reproduce, retain or redistribute the Dataset;
    • Extract, develop or use the Dataset in any direct or indirect commercial activity;
    • Use any robots, spiders or other automated downloading programs, algorithms or devices to search, screen-scrape, extract, or index any Elsevier web site or web application;
    • Utilize the TDM Output to enhance institutional or subject repositories in a way that would compete with the value of the final peer review journal article, or have the potential to substitute and/or replicate any other existing Elsevier products, services and/or solutions.

    Elsevier's rights and obligations

    Once a click through agreement is accepted, Elsevier grants the user a royalty free, non-transferable, non-exclusive, worldwide license to enable users to dynamically access data made available by the API and will deliver the API documentation including query algorithms and cryptographic API keys. We also enable CrossRef to deliver the API key through their Text and Data Mining Services to researchers. Users are not permitted to sell, transfer, sublicense, or otherwise disclose the API key to any other party or use them for purposes not described in the agreement.

    For questions or for further details please email universalaccess@elsevier.com

    Click here to see the click-through agreement for people that obtain an API key through our own developer's portal.

    Click here to see the click -through agreement for people that obtain an API key through CrossRef's text and data mining service.