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habanero 0.2.6

Low Level Client for Crossref Search API


This is a low level client for working with Crossref’s search API. It’s been named to be more generic, as other organizations are/will adopt Crossref’s search API, making it possible to ineract with all from one client.

Crossref API docs

Other Crossref API clients:

habanero includes three modules you can import as needed (or import all):

Crossref - Crossref search API. The Crossref module includes methods matching Crossref API routes, and a few convenience methods for getting DOI agency and random DOIs:

  • works - /works route
  • members - /members route
  • prefixes - /prefixes route
  • funders - /funders route
  • journals - /journals route
  • types - /types route
  • licenses - /licenses route
  • registration_agency - get DOI minting agency
  • random_dois - get random set of DOIs

counts - citation counts. Includes the single citation_count method

cn - content negotiation. Includes the methods:

  • content_negotiation - get citations in a variety of formats
  • csl_styles - get CSL styles, used in content_negotation method

Note about searching:

You are using the Crossref search API described at When you search with query terms, on Crossref servers they are not searching full text, or even abstracts of articles, but only what is available in the data that is returned to you. That is, they search article titles, authors, etc. For some discussion on this, see


Stable version

pip install habanero

Dev version

sudo pip install git+git://

# OR

git clone
cd habanero
make install


Initialize a client

from habanero import Crossref
cr = Crossref()

Works route

x = = "ecology")

Members route

cr.members(ids = 98, works = True)

Citation counts

from habanero import counts
counts.citation_count(doi = "10.1016/j.fbr.2012.01.001")

Content negotiation - get citations in many formats

from habanero import cn
cn.content_negotiation(ids = '10.1126/science.169.3946.635')
cn.content_negotiation(ids = '10.1126/science.169.3946.635', format = "citeproc-json")
cn.content_negotiation(ids = "10.1126/science.169.3946.635", format = "rdf-xml")
cn.content_negotiation(ids = "10.1126/science.169.3946.635", format = "text")
cn.content_negotiation(ids = "10.1126/science.169.3946.635", format = "text", style = "apa")
cn.content_negotiation(ids = "10.1126/science.169.3946.635", format = "bibentry")



0.2.6 (2016-06-24)

0.2.2 (2016-03-09)

  • fixed some example code that included non-working examples (#34)
  • fixed bug in registration_agency() method, works now! (#35)
  • removed redundant filter_names and filter_details bits in docs

0.2.0 (2016-02-10)

  • user-agent strings now passed in every http request to Crossref, including a X-USER-AGENT header in case the User-Agent string is lost (#33)
  • added a disclaimer to docs about what is actually searched when searching the Crossref API - that is, only what is returned in the API, so no full text or abstracts are searched (#32)
  • improved http error parsing - now passes on the hopefully meaningful error messages from the Crossref API (#31)
  • more tests added (#30)
  • habanero now supports cursor for deep paging. note that cursor only works with requests to the /works route (#18)

0.1.3 (2015-12-02)

  • Fix wheel file to be a universal to install on python2 and python3 (#25)
  • Added method csl_styles to get CSL styles for use in content negotiation (#27)
  • More documentation for content negotiation (#26)
  • Made note in docs that sample param ignored unless /works used (#24)
  • Made note in docs that funders without IDs don’t show up on the /funders route (#23)

0.1.1 (2015-11-17)

  • Fix readme

0.1.0 (2015-11-17)

  • Now compatible with Python 2x and 3x
  • agency() method changed to registration_agency()
  • New method citation_count() - get citation counts for DOIs
  • New method crosscite() - get a citation for DOIs, only supports simple text format
  • New method random_dois() - get a random set of DOIs
  • Now importing xml.dom to do small amount of XML parsing
  • Changed library structure, now with module system, separated into modules for the main Crossref search API (i.e., including higher level methods (e.g., registration_agency), content negotiation, and citation counts.

0.0.6 (2015-11-09)

  • First pypi release
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