Content Mining in Publisher Licensing Agreements (please contribute!)
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PublisherMining explicitly prohibited?Require API Use?Quote from standard licence agreementRef
ACSYesNAGrantee acknowledges that ACS may prevent Grantee, its Authorized Users and Other Users from using, implementing, or authorizing use of any computerized or automated tool or application to search, index, test, or otherwise obtain information from ACS Products (including without limitation any “spidering” or web crawler application) that has a detrimental impact on the use of the services under this Agreement.\footnote{Available at: \url{}. Accessed on 18 September 2014}
AIPYesNASystematic or programmatic downloading (e.g., the use of automated “robots” or otherwise downloading or attempting to download in a short time period large amounts of subscribed-to or unsubscribed-to Scitation material such as all abstracts and/or full text articles from entire publication issues or extensive search results) ... are prohibited.\footnote{Available at: \url{}. Accessed on 18 September 2014}
BMJUnclearNASystematic downloading is prohibited.\footnote{Available at: \url{}. Accessed on 18 September 2014}
Elsevier/CDLNoYesResearchers can text mine subscribed content on ScienceDirect for non-commercial purposes, via the ScienceDirect API's. Text and data mining enabling clauses for non-commercial purposes will be included in all new ScienceDirect subscription agreements and upon renewal for existing customers. Librarians interested in adding the TDM clause to their existing agreement prior to renewal are able to request a simple contract e-amendment via their Elsevier Account Manager.\footnote{Available at: \url{}. Accessed on 18 September 2014}
JSTORYesYes (has limited access via user interface rather than true API and users may not: (d) undertake any activity such as the use of computer programs that automatically download or export Content, commonly known as web robots, spiders, crawlers, wanderers or accelerators that may interfere with, disrupt or otherwise burden the JSTOR server(s) or any third-party server(s) being used or accessed in connection with JSTOR \footnote{Available at: \url{}. Accessed on 18 September 2014}
NatureYesNA1) Author deposited manuscripts: Users may view, print, copy, download and text and data-mine the content in such documents, for the purposes of academic research, subject always to the full Conditions of use.
2) NPG Material: the Licensee warrants that it will not:... (j) make mass, automated or systematic extractions from or hard copy storage of the Licensed Material.
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OUPYesNAThe Licensee and Authorised Users may not: 2.3.2 systematically make printed or electronic copies of multiple portions of the Licensed Work(s) for any purpose\footnote{Available at: \url{}. Accessed on 18 September 2014}
Taylor and FrancisYesNALicensee must not: 8.3.2 use automated retrieval devices (such as so called web robots, wanderers, crawlers, spiders or similar devices).\footnote{Available at: \url{}. Accessed on 18 September 2014}
Wiley-BlackwellUnclearNAExcept as provided above or in any applicable Open Access License(s), Authorized Users may not copy, distribute, transmit or otherwise reproduce, sell or resell material from Electronic Products (s); store such material in any form or medium in a retrieval system; download and/or store an entire issue of a Electronic Product or its equivalent; or transmit such material, directly or indirectly, for use in any paid service such as document delivery or list serve, or for use by any information brokerage or for systematic distribution, whether or not for commercial or non-profit use or for a fee or free of charge.\footnote{Available at: \url{}. Accessed on 18 September 2014}
PLOS NoNoNA\footnote{Available at: \url{}. Accessed on 18 September 2014}
Biomed CentralNoNoNA\footnote{Available at: \url{}. Accessed on 18 September 2014}
eLifeNoNoNA\footnote{Available at: \url{}. Accessed on 18 September 2014}
SpringerNoNo Individual researchers are encouraged to download subscription and open access content for TDM purposes directly from the SpringerLink platform. No registration or API key is required. Full-text content can be accessed easily and programmatically at friendly URLs based on the content’s Digital Object Identifier (DOI).
SAGENoLicensee and Authorized Users shall be permitted to extract or use information contained in the Licensed Materials for educational, scientific, or research purposes, including but not limited to extraction and manipulation of information for the purposes of illustration, explanation, example, comment, criticism, teaching, research, or analysis.
Royal SocietyNoNoUse Text and Data Mining (TDM) technologies to derive information from the Licensed Materials meaning: Download, extract and index information from the Licensed Materials to which the Authorized User has access under this License. Where required, mount, load and integrate the results on a server used for the Authorized User’s text-mining system and evaluate and interpret the Text and Data Mining Output for access and use by Authorized Users. The Authorized User shall ensure compliance with Publisher's Usage policies. Text and data mining may be undertaken on either locally loaded Licensed Materials or as mutually agreed. Electronic copies of the Licensed Materials may be locally stored for this purpose only during the lifetime of any TDM project. and
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