ANNOUNCEMENT: Mendeley releases version 1 of the API

We are ready to cut the metaphorical red tape and release version 1 of our API today.

Just shy of 12 months ago the process of writing this API began. Today we are happy with the quality and stability to make this push. This API was designed from the ground up alongside our internal and external clients who continuously provided feedback at each step and so have helped shape our API.

Our vision is to transform the world of academic research and this release is an important step in providing an open platform so that client developers can build innovative new applications.

You will also notice that the documentation on has had a much needed overhaul. We have added some tutorials, expanded on Mendeley objects and importantly have been building up our GitHub account with SDKs (Software Development Kits) and code samples.

As a team we are committed to continuously improving the API and the developer experience so that clients can work quickly and easily with the Mendeley data. As always, we want and value your feedback and contributions. As always we are available at

We’re looking forward to working with you, and can’t wait to see what applications you are going to build.

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About Joyce-Stack - Developer Outreach

Joyce Stack completed a BSc. (Hons) Computer Science from The Open University while working in a startup in Co. Cork, Ireland. She moved to London in 2005 to join one of the City’s leading exponents of agile techniques at that time to work as a Java Developer. She is now working in the Developer Outreach role in Mendeley where her responsibilities are to meet and educate developers about the Mendeley API, attend conferences, meetups and hackathons and basically be the face of the API. She is passionate about providing an excellent developer experience and APIs. She likes biking, swimming and yoga but she hates potatoes despite being Irish.