Figshare metadata is based on and compliant with the DataCite schema. It is stored in a relational database and can be mapped to other metadata schemas. Metadata for an Item, Collection, or Project is available in JSON format from the API (https://docs.figshare.com). The citation metadata is also available from the public item page formatted as Dublin Core, DataCite, National Library of Medicine, BibTeX, RefWorks, EndNote, or RIS. To learn more about where this metadata is indexed and searchable, see our help page on discoverability.
These are fields available in the metadata entry form, with a focus on fields related to Items - the most granular type of record in Figshare. If you are at an institution using Figshare as a repository rather than using a figshare.com account, you may have more of the optional fields or custom fields available to you. The API field name column does not list the subfields that may be part of the metadata field. To see subfields, visit the API endpoint descriptions in the API documentation: https://docs.figshare.com
Descriptive fields that are managed by the system:
This table shows some of the other fields available from the user interface or through the API.