Old:Elsevier Integration

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This page contains details about the process of generating banner image widgets that link to Dryad items. The initial purpose was for Elsevier, but it has been generalized to work with any publisher. See Banner Image Widget API


We woud like Dryad materials to appear on Elsevier pages the same way that Pangaea links appear.

Mockups (button iterations)

Original button concept: Dryad web banner small v4.jpg

Here are some variations, with softer edges and a visual "echo" of the round Dryad badge. --Jim Allman (talk) 00:58, 8 October 2012 (EDT)

Dryad web banner small v4a.jpg

Subtle (above) and stronger (below) rounded "echo" of circular Dryad logo.

Dryad web banner small v4b.jpg

Dryad web banner small v4c.jpg

Lighter, rounded outer edge at full size (above) and with a single white 1px boundary (below).

Dryad web banner small v4d.jpg

Mockups (previous)

Medium version


Large version


Original concepts

ElsevierIntegrationMockup.png ElsevierIntegrationMockup2.png

Background for implementation

Technical description of the current process from Elsevier:

  1. Dryad can put the linking service at any base URL. Elsevier will make a request to the base URL with a DOI appended.
  2. If Dryad has information on this DOI, your server will return the image. The optimal image size is 200 x 30 pixels.
  3. If Dryad has no information on this DOI, we will return a 1x1 transparent pixel.
  4. Together with the image, the server returns a URL linking to the page on the specific article corresponding to the DOI, in your database. So if someone clicks on the image, he or she is taken directly to the article information page in Dryad. In Dryad, for Elsevier articles, we ask you to link to the full-text version on ScienceDirect.
  5. Here are the examples of two URL formats provided by CCDG we partner with:
    1. Link to a dedicated webpage (associated with a specific article): http://www.ccdc.cam.ac.uk/services/scripts/web_structure_request/web_structure_request_php/deposit_request.php?id=doi:10.xxxxx/XXXXXX&sid=Elsevier
    2. Link to fetch banner images: http://www.ccdc.cam.ac.uk/services/structure_request_image_link?id=doi:10.xxxxx/XXXXXX&sid=Elsevier
  6. To set this up, we will need from you:
    1. A list of Elsevier journals (with ISSNs) for which we should switch this on, mentioning the number of articles in them on which you have data available.
    2. A Dryad image to display for the articles on which you have data, similar to the MGI and CCDC images that I am attaching. The recommended size is 200 x 30 pixels, wide format.
    3. Dryad to create a target webpage to which users are taken when they click on the image - there should be (clearly visible) data behind the link.The target webpage should present the additional links within Dryad, and not (at least not ‘on top’) repeat information the user coming from ScienceDirect has just seen, such as the abstract and extensive bibliographical information. This target webpage should be centered around the additional data available in Dryad (e.g., in a similar manner as it is done by EarthChem -http://www.earthchemportal.org/doidata/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2010.02.010) and be complete (i.e., all the information/data should be accessible from the webpage).