Continents

Countries are mapped to continents using data from the United Nations Statistics Division. You can see the actual mapping used by the API here.

Filter by continent

There are three ways to use continent filters:
Endpoint
Format
Authors
/authors?filter=last_known_institution.continent:<continent>
Institutions
/institutions?filter=continent:<continent>
Works
/works?filter=institutions.continent:<continent>
Available values for the <continent> filter are:
Continent
Filter Value
Canonical ID
Africa
africa
Q15
Antarctica
antarctica
Q51
Asia
asia
Q48
Europe
europe
Q46
North America
north_america
Q49
Oceania
oceania
Q55643
South America
south_america
Q18

Group by continent

You can group by continent.
Response:
{
key: "Q46",
key_display_name: "Europe",
count: 41382
},
{
key: "Q49",
key_display_name: "North America",
count: 37458
},
{
key: "Q48",
key_display_name: "Asia",
count: 20432
}...
Groups are available in these endpoints:
Endpoint
Format
Authors
/authors?group-by=last_known_institution.continent
Institutions
/institutions?group-by=continent
Works
/works?group-by=institutions.continent