Developers can use the JournalTOCs API to embed the search functionality within their web applications to make the most of the journal TOC RSS feeds metadata. Anyone with access to RSS Readers can also use the JournalTOCs API. JournalTOCs is a JISC Rapid Innovation project which is developing a freely available API for monitoring current journal issues to identify published papers for Institutional Repositories.
The API gives users access to the entire JournalTOC database of articles, journals and publishers, which is being updated and continually collected from the publishers' own TOC RSS feeds, as soon as they are published on the web. The search results will come in RSS format, which can then be parsed and used in an application, RSS reader or the search results could be included in a web page. The API consists of 4 calls: journals, articles, user ID and institution ID.