The Elsevier Article API facilitates search and access to scientific journals and scientific articles. The API provides web services for searching for journals, journal volumes, specific issues, articles, and article images. The Article and Article Image specific API interactions provide access to the full-text article XML (and the associated images) and enable a mashup developer to render the returned article in customizable formats.
Elsevier, the world's leading publisher of science and health information, has announced the Article 2.0 Contest, which invites developers to create innovative applications related to scientific journals and articles using the Elsevier Article 2.0 API. The contest runs through December 31, and offers prizes of $4000, $2000, and $1000 (US) to three contest winners. The contest is specifically seeking web-based applications that provide unique, innovative means for finding and rendering scientific articles.