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This is the technical documentation for the OpenAlex API. Here, you can learn how to set up your code to access OpenAlex's data. If you want to explore the data as a human, you may be more interested in OpenAlex Web. This web interface is currently in the alpha stage of development, with a beta launch coming soon (sign up here to be notified when the launch happens!).
OpenAlex offers an open replacement for industry-standard scientific knowledge bases like Elsevier's Scopus and Clarivate's Web of Science. Compared to these paywalled services, OpenAlex offers significant advantages in terms of inclusivity, affordability, and avaliability.
- Big — We have about twice the coverage of the other services, and have significantly better coverage of non-English works and works from the Global South.
- Easy — Our service is fast, modern, and well-documented.
- Open — Our complete dataset is free under the CC0 license, which allows for transparency and reuse.
Priem, J., Piwowar, H., & Orr, R. (2022). OpenAlex: A fully-open index of scholarly works, authors, venues, institutions, and concepts. ArXiv. https://arxiv.org/abs/2205.01833