Search venues

The best way to search for venues is to use the search query parameter, which searches across display_name, alternate_titles, and abbreviated_title. Example:
You can read more about search here. It will show you how relevance score is calculated and how words are stemmed to improve search results.

Search a specific field

You can also use search as a filter, allowing you to fine-tune the fields you're searching over. To do this, you append .search to the end of the property you are filtering for:
The following fields can be searched as a filter within venues:
Search filter
Field that is searched

Autocomplete venues

You can autocomplete venues to create a very fast type-ahead style search function:
This returns a list of venues with the publisher set as the hint:
{
"results": [
{
"id": "https://openalex.org/V5555990",
"display_name": "The Journal of Neuroscience",
"hint": "Society for Neuroscience",
"cited_by_count": 4274712,
"works_count": 40376,
"entity_type": "venue",
"external_id": "0270-6474"
},
// more results
]
}
Read more in the autocomplete page in the API guide.