OpenURL and SFX

APA's PsycNET® platform supports SFX and other OpenURL-based linking technologies.

PsycINFO®

PsycINFO® functions as a "source." To link from PsycINFO to your SFX server, simply specify the address for your SFX/OpenURL server on the Full-text options tab in the APA PsycNET Admin Center.

PsycINFO search results will then display an icon linking to your OpenURL server for each item in the hit list.

PsycARTICLES®

PsycARTICLES® functions as a "target." Linking from a third-party database to PsycARTICLES is possible. If that database provider determines that a record represents a PsycARTICLES document, it could formulate the URL to link to PsycARTICLES.

In this case, it should use the following URL format:

http://content.apa.org/journals/[issn]/[volume]/[issue]/[firstpage]
e.g., http://content.apa.org/journals/0003-066X/59/5/325

Any of the following will work:

  • http://content.apa.org/journals/(issn)
  • http://content.apa.org/journals/(issn)/(vol)
  • http://content.apa.org/journals/(issn)/(vol)/(iss)
  • http://content.apa.org/journals/(issn)/(vol)/(iss)/(page)

For example,

  • http://content.apa.org/journals/0022-3514
  • http://content.apa.org/journals/0022-3514/86
  • http://content.apa.org/journals/0022-3514/86/6
  • http://content.apa.org/journals/0022-3514/86/6/796

Also note that if you are coming through a proxy server, the base URL will need to be "psycnet.apa.org" instead of "content.apa.org."