The Scopus Abstract Retrieval API enables developers to retrieve a Scopus abstract document. Full abstracts feature rich metadata representation, including links to author and affiliation profiles. The native format of abstract text is XML. While portions of abstracts can be translated to JSON, the complexityof mark-up mean that the full abstract cannot be accurately represented in JSON format. Scopus is Elsevier's database of abstracts and citations from peer-reviewed literature, including scientific journals, books, and conference proceedings.