Microsoft Academic

Microsoft Academic

Established: February 22, 2016

Microsoft Academic: Helping researchers stay on top of their game

Microsoft Academic ( is an online destination that helps researchers like you connect with the most personally relevant papers, research news, conferences, people, and ideas, powered by artificial intelligence (AI) bots that read, understand, and deliver the scientific information to further your work. It helps you stay abreast of developments, discover new ideas, and collaborate with others in the academic community, propelling your research—and your reputation—further, faster.

Join the Microsoft Academic experiment!

Microsoft Research is experimenting with new social features in Microsoft Academic ( and we’d like you to be part of our product development research. You can try out new features and give us feedback to help shape the future of our researcher-focused platform:

  • Easily discoverable and permanent profile page that lets you showcase your bio, publications and more.
  • Discuss papers, conference sessions, topics, and more with researchers around the world.
  • Experience search bots that alert you to events, discussions and publications relevant to your interests.

 It’s easy to join


Get the code

Email us at to receive an invitation code to preview the social features.


Create your account

Visit and click on ‘Sign up’. Enter your invitation code to get started!


Once you’ve joined, it’s easy to enhance your profile


Edit your profile. Add your bio, websites, affiliations, conferences and more.
Add author records and papers to your profile by searching on yourself. adding author records to your Microsoft Academic profile
Personalize your feed. Click on “Microsoft Academic” in the upper left to see your home page. Choose people, topics, conferences and institutions of interest so you can keep up to date in your field.


Feedback is welcome! Once you’ve spent some time using these features, please post your comments at We’ll use your thoughts to make Microsoft Academic ever more useful to the research community.

Built on Microsoft Cognitive Services Knowledge APIs

Microsoft Academic combines several Microsoft Cognitive Services to create and serve the Microsoft Academic Graph data in novel and intelligent ways: