Filter authors

You can filter authors with the filter parameter:

It's best to read about filters before trying these out. It will show you how to combine filters and build an AND, OR, or negation query.

/authors attribute filters

You can filter using these attributes of the Author entity object (click each one to view their documentation on the Author object page):

Want to filter by last_known_institution.display_name? This is a two-step process:

  1. Find the by searching institutions by display_name.

  2. Filter works by

To learn more about why we do it this way, see here.

/authors convenience filters

These filters aren't attributes of the Author object, but they're included to address some common use cases:

Value: a search string

This works the same as using the search parameter for Authors.

Value: a search string

Returns: Authors whose display_name contains the given string; see the search filter for details.


Value: a Boolean (true or false)

Returns: authors that have or lack an orcid, depending on the given value.


Value: a String with a valid continent filter

Returns: authors where where the last known institution is in the chosen continent.


Value: a Boolean (true or false)

Returns: works where at least one of the author's institutions is in the Global South.

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