Journal articles, books, datasets, and theses
Works are scholarly documents like journal articles, books, datasets, and theses. OpenAlex indexes over 240M works, with about 50,000 added daily. You can access a work in the OpenAlex API like this:
- Get the work with the DOI
That will return a
Workobject, describing everything OpenAlex knows about the work with that ID. We collect new works from many sources, including Crossref, PubMed, institutional and discipline-specific repositories (eg, arXiv). Many older works come from the now-defunct Microsoft Academic Graph.
Works are linked to other works via the
cited_by_api_url(incoming citations), and
Learn more about what you can do with works: