Question: Programmatically Retrieve Info About Articles Citing My Article
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gravatar for Yannick Wurm
7.5 years ago by
Yannick Wurm2.3k
Queen Mary University London
Yannick Wurm2.3k wrote:

Hi,

I contribute to a small web database for people doing genetics on ants. To encourage citations, I'd like to display links to articles recently citing our publication. Like what would appear on google scholar if you click the "Cited By" link. http://scholar.google.com/scholar?cites=12986761571702391096

But there seems to be no google scholar api. And I couldn't find the equivalent on pubmed (only something called "Related articles" that gives a bunch of IDs of papers that have words in common ( http://eutils.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/eutils/elink.fcgi?dbfrom=pubmed&id=19126223&db=pubmed )

Is there an easy way of doing this?

thanks, yannick

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 12 months ago by Maria_Levchenko40 • written 7.5 years ago by Yannick Wurm2.3k
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So even Pubmed Central has no "cited by" search? That sucks.

ADD REPLYlink written 7.5 years ago by Jeremy Leipzig17k

Yeah it sucks.

Ukpubmedcentral and Citexplore both find only 2 citations: http://ukpmc.ac.uk/abstract/MED/19126223 http://ukpmc.ac.uk/abstract/MED/19126223

ISI finds six citations: http://apps.isiknowledge.com/CitedFullRecord.do?product=WOS&search_mode=CitedFullRecord&isickref=177941161

Google finds 7, but one is a duplicate...

(I work in the field of ecology/evolution... some of our journals don't end up in medical reference libraries)

ADD REPLYlink written 7.4 years ago by Yannick Wurm2.3k

Please upvote the google scholar API request http://code.google.com/p/google-ajax-apis/issues/detail?id=109

ADD REPLYlink written 6.5 years ago by Yannick Wurm2.3k
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7.5 years ago by
None50
None50 wrote:

Google said: http://nsaunders.wordpress.com/2010/06/17/create-your-own-google-scholar-rss-feed/ You just have to add the xml data to your website. I would say its an easy task.

ADD COMMENTlink written 7.5 years ago by None50
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thanks for the quick answer... but as pointed out in neil's own comments and the friendfeed responses, this will break as soon as google changes the way their pages are formatted (and they have no reason not to)

ADD REPLYlink written 7.5 years ago by Yannick Wurm2.3k

Well, I expect them to adopt any changes... ;)

ADD REPLYlink written 7.5 years ago by None50
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gravatar for Pierre Lindenbaum
7.5 years ago by
France/Nantes/Institut du Thorax - INSERM UMR1087
Pierre Lindenbaum107k wrote:

Not pubmed. I've never played with this API and I don't know its limitations, but it seems that "Sciverse", recently developed by Elsevier contains an

"URL to retrieve the Cited-By results list for the document from the Scopus Query API, using the Scopus ID as locator"

ADD COMMENTlink written 7.5 years ago by Pierre Lindenbaum107k
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gravatar for Done
7.5 years ago by
Done10
Done10 wrote:

What do you think about bing/ms? They provide an API and examples in several languages.

ADD COMMENTlink written 7.5 years ago by Done10

hehe they don't have my paper :)

ADD REPLYlink written 7.5 years ago by Yannick Wurm2.3k
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7.5 years ago by
Casey Bergman17k
Athens, GA, USA
Casey Bergman17k wrote:

Try the CiteXplore web services, with which you can "You can do a free text search and retrieve a set of citations, their 'score' and the total number of hits". CiteXplore indexes more than just MEDLINE, including PMC, Agricola, etc. It appears that the citation data in CiteXplore come from PMC and CrossRef.

EDIT by lh3 for a recent update on CiteXplore: The following URL returns an HTML page showing the number of citations from Web Of Science. We can just do a regex matching to get the number out. Note that to compose the URL, we have to add "&citedCount=1"; otherwise it does not work. The UKpmc also gives the Web of Science citation numbers, but it uses AJAX, which is a little harder to parse.

ADD COMMENTlink modified 6.8 years ago by lh330k • written 7.5 years ago by Casey Bergman17k
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+1. Thanks a lot. I like this. I used to use hubmed.org, but it does not function properly any more. ISI is great, but requires subscription and is not easily "programmable".

ADD REPLYlink written 7.5 years ago by lh330k

Thanks a lot. I like this. I used to use hubmed.org, but it does not function properly any more. ISI is great, but requires subscription and is not easily "programmable".

ADD REPLYlink written 7.5 years ago by lh330k

That does look good. Not going to do the trick for me though because its missing some citations. (it finds 2 out of the 6 found by ISI or scholar.)

ADD REPLYlink written 7.4 years ago by Yannick Wurm2.3k

CiteXplore does find fewer than ISI in my case, but not far off. I am not expecting something better than ISI after all. As to Google scholar, it always finds too many.

ADD REPLYlink written 7.4 years ago by lh330k
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7.4 years ago by
Hranjeev1.4k
Malaysia
Hranjeev1.4k wrote:

I found this python code sometime back but didn't have the time to modify to serve my pruposes. Right now it would return a dictionary based on your search terms.

ADD COMMENTlink modified 10 months ago • written 7.4 years ago by Hranjeev1.4k
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gravatar for Andra Waagmeester
7.2 years ago by
Maastricht, the Netherlands
Andra Waagmeester3.2k wrote:

Maybe a bit of topic, but still related. I have been struggling to capture scholar as well. But you might find http://www.citedin.org interesting here. Through Citedin.org you can find which resource other then from the literature cite you pmid. (ie. Wikipedia, Uniprot, blogs, etc). There is an API to incorporate this in your website

ADD COMMENTlink written 7.2 years ago by Andra Waagmeester3.2k

thanks for the heads up!

ADD REPLYlink written 7.2 years ago by Yannick Wurm2.3k
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gravatar for Maria_Levchenko
12 months ago by
EMBL-EBI
Maria_Levchenko40 wrote:

You can use Europe PMC (former UKPMC) API to retrieve a list of publications which cite a given paper. For a RESTful request you can construct the URL using the PMID of the paper you want retrieve citations for: http://www.ebi.ac.uk/europepmc/webservices/rest/MED/[PMID]/citations. You can also view citations on the website itself, they are visually presented in a citation graph, and the list of papers citing a publication can be found under Citations tab. Citations tab with a citation graph from a paper in Europe PMC

ADD COMMENTlink modified 12 months ago • written 12 months ago by Maria_Levchenko40
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