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How APIs can work for you: Using APIs from The Lens

6th October 2022 @ 2pm BST

In this one hour session, attendees will learn about the scholarly API from The Lens (with brief mention of the patent API).  During the session, attendees will (1) learn the background about The Lens and The Lens APIs,  (2) hear from existing users of the Lens APIs, and (3) learn to write simple API queries based on Elasticsearch query syntax and understand how to use API documentation including sample code.

I.  Who is The Lens 
II.  Why did The Lens create APIs?
III.  What are API use cases?
a.  Guest speaker - Neal Haddaway 
b.  Guest speaker - Chad Shearer
IV.  How to get started with

     APIs from The Lens
a.  API documentation
b.  API requests
V.  Q&A


Aaron Ballagh
Manager, Scholarly Content
The Lens.org

Mark Garlinghouse
Director, Business Development
The Lens.org


Guest Speakers

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Neal Haddaway
Senior Research Fellow at the Stockholm Environment Institute

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Chad Shearer
Deputy Research Director
Global Institute for Innovation Districts

APIs for Papermill Detection

16th November @ 4pm GMT

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Clear Skies currently offers 2 simple APIs.


- The Article Tracker which can be used to identify duplicate submissions after publication. It turns out that this is a very effective and robust way to detect the fake papers created by papermills.

- The Papermill Alarm is a Natural Language Processing (NLP) method for flagging when a paper covers a similar topic to past papermill-papers. Crucially, this can provide an early warning before peer-review begins.

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Adam Day
Clear Skies Ltd


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The ConTech Scholarly API series is created through  collaboration between industry thought leaders with a desire to progress innovation and technology in scholarly publishing. ConTech sits in the heart of these issues and shares the passion for innovation. We proudly present the Scholarly API series.   

It is the aim of the series to discuss explore and learn about services that extract, combine, compare, and certify critical information, like ORCID, ROR, GRID, and DOI PIDS, to badges like Prescreen, Methods, and Data Reporting badges from Research Square Company. Or things like DimensionssciteSciScoreRipetaAJE - American Journal Experts language assessment, Open Science, DataSeerAI, and MDAR badges. Capsules like Code OceanProject Jupyter and R Markdown, or F1000 Research and eLife Sciences Publications, Ltd. 'publish, then review’ open review reports. CRediT taxonomy, RAiD, or Rescognito’s recognition ledger as additional signs of inside-out constructs. And so on....objects that attach to and are maybe becoming increasingly critical for functioning research article ecosystems.

The series kicked off with Scholarly APIs: Current and future value in June and will go on to include a hackathon / explorathon, training sessions to learn about APIs, inspirational cases, panel discussions and hopefully a hybrid conference. This series is for everyone in the scholarly space, like researchers, UX, developers, biz dev, strategy, funders, librarians, research offices, product, ops, production, etc. Really, anyone invested in scholarly outcomes should feel welcome and not be intimidated by the technological aspects. This will be a safe space to learn and get excited about what can be done with APIs.

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