eFetchJournalsService

By | September 22, 2011

Note: Unfortunately this service cannot be used to retrieve records based on standardised NLM IDs or even better ISSNs. You will need to use the ESearch service to get an NCBI specific “UID” first. These UIDs can then be used to retrieve information about a journal using the eFetchJournalsService. This behaviour is poorly documented on the NCBI site: There are three examples of identifiers used to retrieve a record. Although these do work it is not clear that these identifiers are UIDs. The UIDs from the examples are not listed in the “full record” results returned for those UIDs making the confusion complete. The requirement of using ESearch first causes unnecessary overhead making this service less useful than it could have been.

Name
eFetchJournalsService
Documentation
http://eutils.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/
Protocol
SOAP
WSDL
Endpoint
http://eutils.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/eutils/soap/v2.0/soap_adapter_2_0.cgi?db=journals
Topic
Biology
Type
Literature
Tags
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Description

Note: Unfortunately this service cannot be used to retrieve records based on standardised NLM IDs or even better ISSNs. You [...]

Further information

Note: Unfortunately this service cannot be used to retrieve records based on standardised NLM IDs or even better ISSNs. You will need to use the ESearch service to get an NCBI specific “UID” first. These UIDs can then be used to retrieve information about a journal using the eFetchJournalsService. This behaviour is poorly documented on the NCBI site: There are three examples of identifiers used to retrieve a record. Although these do work it is not clear that these identifiers are UIDs. The UIDs from the examples are not listed in the “full record” results returned for those UIDs making the confusion complete. The requirement of using ESearch first causes unnecessary overhead making this service less useful than it could have been.

Original source
BioCatalogue

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