Welcome to the Springer | BioMed Central API portal
Springer is a leading global scientific publisher of books and journals, delivering quality content through innovative information products and services. It publishes close to 500 academic and professional society journals. Springer is part of the publishing group Springer Science+Business Media. In the science, technology and medicine (STM) sector, the group publishes around 2,000 journals and more than 6,500 new books a year, as well as the largest STM eBook Collection worldwide. Springer has operations in about 20 countries in Europe, the USA, and Asia, and more than 5,000 employees.
We have created multiple APIs for developers to access our freely available content for noncommercial use:
Springer Metadata API - Provides metadata for almost 12 million online documents (e.g., journal articles, book chapters, protocols).
Springer Meta API - Provides new versioned metadata for almost 12 million online documents (e.g., journal articles, book chapters, protocols).
Springer Open Access API - Provides metadata and full-text content where available for more than 460,000 online documents from Springer open access xml, including BioMed Central and SpringerOpen journals. New: JATS xml formatting has now been added to the list of OpenAccess formats. See RESTful Operations
Integro API - Provides a means to access information about Springer’s journals (e.g. Information about the journal’s title, publisher, DOI, subject groups, dates of publication). See examples at the bottom of Adding Constraints.
Springer APIs provide a variety of different output formats, including XML and JSON.