Databases

OpenAlex

A new service from OurResearch, which is also known for its previously launched online services ImpactStory and Unpaywall. The service is updated with information from open sources and maintains a database with 5 types of objects: publications, authors, organizations, publications and concepts.

The service is currently available as a well-documented set of API services, for which convenient language and Python packages are already available.

Unique Features:

  • separate API for obtaining phrases (N-grams) from the full texts of 57 million articles;
  • access to an array of citing articles;
  • CC0 license;
  • linking concepts to Wikidata objects and Wikipedia articles.