Getting started with the Curated API

Curated has a public API which can be used by publication owners to integrate Curated into other sites. The API will expose the data published in each issue such as issue summary/title/etc and will also allow subscribers to be added.

The endpoint for the API is:

Finding your Publication Key

The publication key can be found in the settings under Hosting, Subscriptions and Publishing > Web and is the word(s) that you chose for your publication domain:

In the example above, ‘your-domain’ is the publication key that you would need to use for the API endpoint.


The Curated API uses token based authentication. To get a successful response from the API you must include a HTTP header in the following format:

Authorization: Token token="API_KEY"

Finding your API Key

The API key can be found in the settings under Integration > API Key:

Note: The API key shown above is not real. Your settings screen will show the specific API key for your publication.

Data Format

The Curated API outputs all data as JSON and expects any data submitted to also be JSON.

For example, you can request the issue summary data with the following cURL command:

curl -X GET -H "Accept: application/json" -H "Content-type: application/json" -H 'Authorization: Token token="API_KEY"'

The response will be JSON formatted data:

  "issues": [
      "number": 2,
      "published_at": "2014-08-24T19:44:48.344+01:00",
      "summary": "This is the issue summary",
      "title": "Issue 2",
      "updated_at": "2014-08-24T19:50:56.937+01:00",
      "url": ""
      "number": 1,
      "published_at": "2014-08-16T01:21:58.390+01:00",
      "summary": "This is the issue summary",
      "title": "Issue 1",
      "updated_at": "2014-08-24T12:00:03.535+01:00",
      "url": ""
  "page": 1,
  "total_pages": 1,
  "total_results": 2

Date Formats

All date formats are ISO8601.


All API requests must be made over HTTPS, the API will not respond on HTTP.