Reading about the Web of Science innovation challenge, I was inspired to check out the API which the challenge is all about, since honestly I didn’t know WoS had a API. But absolutely no information about it was available without registering as a “Solver”. So I registered, just to discover that I would only obtain access to the API for the duration of the challenge, and “for the sole purpose of participating in the InnoCentive Challenge”. Oh Goodness.
I found another place to register, but:
We are currently processing your request, and will contact you within two business days with a response
So I had a look at Scopus. Turns out they have an API too. But according to their content policies:
I don’t remember exactly when I gave up, but I did. I will probably try again another day.