REF Compliance API

The SHERPA REF API is a machine-to-machine interface that provides JSON data of REF compliance results for individual journals identified by their ISSN.

To access the data for any given journal, a RESTful url is provided in the form http://ref.sherpa.ac.uk/id/journal/[ISSN]. For example, Nature is available at:

http://ref.sherpa.ac.uk/id/journal/0028-0836

We encourage you to play with and build non-commercial services on top of this API (please refer to our Conditions of Reuse page), and value any feedback you may have.