# Dissemin API¶

Dissemin provides an API to query the availability of arbitrary papers. Please do not assume the interface will not change in the future as it is still being improved.

## Querying by DOI¶

You can retrieve Dissemin’s metadata for a specific paper by DOI:

## Searching for papers¶

The search interface is also exposed as an API. The parameters it understands are the same as the human-readable version at http://dissem.in/search . Statistics about the results are also returned as well.

http://dissem.in/api/search/?q=pregroup

## Understanding the results¶

{

"status": "ok",
"paper": {
"classification": "UNK",
"title": "Refining the Conceptualization of an Important
Future-Oriented Self-Regulatory Behavior: Proactive Coping",
"pdf\_url": "http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19578529",
"records": [
{
"splash\_url":
"https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2009.02.013",
"doi": "10.1016/j.paid.2009.02.013",
"publisher": "Elsevier BV",
"issue": "2",
"journal": "Personality and Individual Differences",
"issn": "0191-8869",
"volume": "47",
"source": "crossref",
"policy": {
"romeo\_id": "30",
"preprint": "can",
"postprint": "can",
"published": "cannot"
},
"identifier":
"oai:crossref.org:10.1016/j.paid.2009.02.013",
"type": "journal-article",
"pages": "139-144"
},
{
"splash\_url":
"https://www.researchgate.net/publication/26648440\_Refining\_the\_Conceptualization\_of\_an\_Important\_Future-Oriented\_Self-Regulatory\_Behavior\_Proactive\_Coping",
"doi": "10.1016/j.paid.2009.02.013",
"contributors": "",
"abstract": "Proactive coping, directed at an upcoming as
opposed to an ongoing stressor, is a new focus in positive psychology
research. However, two differing conceptualizations of this construct
create confusion. This study compared how each operationalization of
proactive coping relates to well-being. Participants (N = 281) facing an
upcoming college examination completed the Proactive Coping Inventory
(PCI; consisting of two subscales that each assess one of the
conceptualizations), the Proactive Competence Scale (PCS; that assesses
the proactive coping process), and measures of well-being. The results
demonstrated that conceptualizing proactive coping as a
positively-focused striving for goals was predictive of well-being (the
shared variance from affect, subjective well-being and physical
symptoms), whereas conceptualizing proactive coping as focused on
preventing a negative future was not. The first conceptualization of
proactive coping's unique association with well-being was explained by
two of the proactive competencies, use of resources and realistic goal
setting, and the remaining variance in well-being was explained by the
first factor of optimism. These results demonstrated that aspiring for a
positive future is distinctly predictive of well-being and that research
should focus on accumulating resources and goal setting in designing
interventions to promote proactive coping.",
"pdf\_url":
"source": "researchgate",
"keywords": "",
"identifier": "oai:researchgate.net:26648440",
"type": "journal-article"
},
{
"splash\_url":
"http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19578529",
"doi": "10.1016/j.paid.2009.02.013",
"contributors": "",
"abstract": "Proactive coping, directed at an upcoming as
opposed to an ongoing stressor, is a new focus in positive psychology
research. However, two differing conceptualizations of this construct
create confusion. This study compared how each operationalization of
proactive coping relates to well-being. Participants (N = 281) facing an
upcoming college examination completed the Proactive Coping Inventory
(PCI; consisting of two subscales that each assess one of the
conceptualizations), the Proactive Competence Scale (PCS; that assesses
the proactive coping process), and measures of well-being. The results
demonstrated that conceptualizing proactive coping as a
positively-focused striving for goals was predictive of well-being (the
shared variance from affect, subjective well-being and physical
symptoms), whereas conceptualizing proactive coping as focused on
preventing a negative future was not. The first conceptualization of
proactive coping’s unique association with well-being was explained by
two of the proactive competencies, use of resources and realistic goal
setting, and the remaining variance in well-being was explained by the
first factor of optimism. These results demonstrated that aspiring for a
positive future is distinctly predictive of well-being and that research
should focus on accumulating resources and goal setting in designing
interventions to promote proactive coping.",
"pdf\_url": "http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19578529",
"source": "base",
"keywords": "Article",
"identifier":
"ftpubmed:oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:2705166",
"type": "other"
}
],
"authors": [
{
"name": {
"last": "Sohl",
"first": "Stephanie Jean"
}
},
{
"name": {
"last": "Moyer",
"first": "Anne"
}
}
],
"date": "2009-07-01",
"type": "journal-article"
}

}


Most fields are self-explanatory, here is a quick description of the other ones:

• *classification* is the code for the self-archiving policy of the publisher “OA” (available from the publisher), “OK” (some version can be shared), “UNK” (unknown/unclear sharing policy), “NOK” (restrictive sharing policy).
• *pdf_url* is the URL where dissemin thinks the full text can be accessed for free. This is rarely a direct link to an actual PDF file. It is set to null if we could not find a free source for this paper.
• *records* gives a list of the places where the full text has been made available (so: repositories, homepages or social networks). Sometimes, these repositories only contain a bibliographical record and not the full text. The *pdf_url* field of each record indicates our assessment of the availability of that record. If the publisher has been found in RoMEO, it also indicates the summary of its policy, using the codes drawn from the RoMEO API. This list will remain empty if no DOI is provided.

CAPSH claims no ownership of the metadata served via this API. It has been collected from various free sources.

The interface itself should not be abused: please do not use concurrent connections on it, and keep your requests to a slow rate (at most one per second). If you need a faster access to this data, please get in touch with us.