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Any works or citations older than ten years old aren't included. Years with zero works and zero citations have been removed so you will need to add those in if you need them.
String: The name of the author as a single string.
display_name: "Jason Priem"
List: Other ways that we've found this author's name displayed.
"Jason R Priem"
String: The OpenAlex ID for this author.
Object: All the external identifiers that we know about for this author. IDs are expressed as URIs whenever possible. Possible ID types:
Most authors are missing one or more ID types (either because we don't know the ID, or because it was never assigned). Keys for null IDs are not displayed.
Object: This author's last known institutional affiliation. In this context "last known" means that we took all the Works where this author has an institutional affiliation, sorted them by publication date, and selected the most recent one.
Compared to other Canonical IDs, ORCID coverage is relatively low in OpenAlex, because ORCID adoption in the wild has been slow compared with DOI, for example. This is particularly an issue when dealing with older works and authors.
Object: Citation metrics for this author
2yr_mean_citednessFloat: The 2-year mean citedness for this source. Also known as impact factor. We use the year prior to the current year for the citations (the numerator) and the two years prior to that for the citation-receiving publications (the denominator).
While the 2-year mean citedness is normally a journal-level metric, it can be calculated for any set of papers, so we include it for authors.
String: A URL that will get you a list of all this author's works.
We express this as an API URL (instead of just listing the works themselves) because sometimes an author's publication list is too long to reasonably fit into a single author object.
The "x" in
x_conceptsis because it's experimental and subject to removal with very little warning. We plan to replace it with a custom link to the Concepts API endpoint.
score(Float): The strength of association between this author and the listed concept, from 0-100.
display_name: "Computer science",
display_name: "Political science",