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Linking to Ingenta Connect

Ingenta Connect provides an algorithmic linking syntax to enable anyone to link to content hosted on Ingenta Connect. The syntax can be used by anyone to create links from websites, databases and catalogues to journals, issues, articles, books or chapters on Ingenta Connect.

Although anyone can link to Ingenta Connect, full text access is only enabled if the user has a subscription to the document or is prepared to purchase the article online.  Read more about activating subscriptions.

To download a list (delimited text file) of the URLs and title information for your subscribed journals, sign in with your administrator details and select Download subscribed titles list from the Administration menu.

To download a list (delimited text file) of the URLs and title information for ALL electronic journals on Ingenta Connect, choose one of the following:

  • Title-level links list
    (CSV file with the following fields: Publisher, Title, PaperISSN/ISBN, ElectronicISSN, DateRange, Title-levelEasyLink)
  • Article-level links title list
    (CSV file with the following fields: Status, TitleID, PaperISSN/ISBN, ElectronicISSN, DateRange, Title, Publisher, PublisherShortCode. This should be used in conjunction with the instructions for Creating a direct link to an article to formulate predictable article-level URLs).

Linking partners are asked to add an additional parameter to enable Ingenta Connect to log traffic from your website or database. Please contact customer service for more information.

The simplest syntax to use for linking to a journal homepage on Ingenta Connect is:

http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/<issn>

where <issn> is replaced by the journal's paper or electronic ISSN.

The following alternative syntax can also be used:

http://www.ingentaconnect.com/openurl?genre=journal&issn=<issn>

where <issn> is replaced by the journal's paper or electronic ISSN.

For example:

http://www.ingentaconnect.com/openurl?genre=journal&issn=0007-4977

To link to a monograph or book homepage, you should use the following syntax:

http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/<isbn>

where <isbn> is replaced by the book or monograph's ISBN.

The recommended URL for linking to a journal issue on Ingenta Connect is:

http://www.ingentaconnect.com/openurl?genre=journal&issn=<issn>&volume=<vol>&issue=<iss>

where <issn> is replaced by the journal's paper or electronic ISSN, <vol> is replaced with the required volume identifier and <iss> is replaced with the required issue identifier.

For example:

http://www.ingentaconnect.com/openurl?genre=journal&issn=0007-4977&volume=93&issue=4

Creating a direct link to an article

The recommended base URL for linking to a journal article on Ingenta Connect is:

http://www.ingentaconnect.com/openurl?genre=article…

You then need to specify the article required by adding metadata elements to the URL. Ingenta Connect recommends including the following elements as a minimum to obtain best results:

ISSN (&issn=)
Volume (&volume=)
Issue (&issue=)
Start page of article (&spage=)
End page of article (&epage=)

For example:

http://www.ingentaconnect.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0007-4977&volume=93&issue=4&spage=931&epage=941&aulast=Arularasan

Article-level links take the user to the article abstract page on Ingenta Connect. From here the user can log in or complete a pay-per-view purchase to access the full text and associated content.

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