How does it work?
Lantern takes a list of article identifiers (DOI, PMID and PMCID are supported), via a web form, a CSV upload, or through our API.
Each identifier is used to query multiple websites and data sources to locate information relevant to the item's Open Access status;
for example, the re-use licence, whether it has been archived in an open repository, what embargo policies the journal has in place, etc.
Once all identifiers have been queried, the results can be retrieved via our website, as a CSV, or via the API.
Lantern aggregates data from a variety of sources:
What you get from it
||Core aggregates items from digital repositories all over the world, so here we can find out whether your items are archived somewhere.
||CrossRef is a canonical source of bibliographic data, provided directly by publishers, and holds key metadata and, in some cases, rights information.
|Direct from the publisher's website
||Where information is not available in the usual databases, we go direct to the article on the publisher's website to extract as much information as possible.
||DOAJ is the premier registry of Pure OA journals in the world, so we can use it to learn about the journals in which your researchers are publishing.
||EuropePMC aggregates open and closed access bibliographic metadata for the life-sciences, and holds full-texts for OA publications that we can mine for useful information, especially re-use licences.
||Grist, operated by EuropePMC, aggregates information about grants, P.I.s and publications associated with life-sciences funders.
||Sherpa Romeo is a key resource for information on journal embargo and self-archiving policies.
In addition to these, we are constantly looking for new sources that could enhance your results. We also monitor existing services
for any new data they publish which we can take advantage of.
As Lantern is a labour-saving device which pulls information from a variety of sources, just remember that some
of these sources assert re-use rights over the data we gather. We strive to only include sources with permissive terms,
and you should check our sources documentation for more information.