Microsoft Academic Graph

Microsoft Academic Graph

Established: June 5, 2015

The Microsoft Academic Graph is a heterogeneous graph containing scientific publication records, citation relationships between those publications, as well as authors, institutions, journals, conferences, and fields of study. This graph is used to power experiences in Bing, Cortana, and in Microsoft Academic.

Access the Microsoft Academic Graph

The Microsoft Academic Graph is accessed via the Microsoft Cognitive Services Academic Knowledge API. Static snapshots of the graph are also available as a set of zipped text files stored in Microsoft Azure blob storage and available via HTTP.  Download the Microsoft Academic Graph (MAG) data

Azure resources are available

We encourage researchers working with this data to apply for an Azure for Research Award. Details are available on the Azure for Research award submission process at Please include the hashtag #academicgraph in your submission title for easier tracking.

Also check out the DreamSpark (for students) and BizSpark (for start-ups) opportunities!

We kindly request that any published research that makes use of this data cites our data paper listed below.

Arnab Sinha, Zhihong Shen, Yang Song, Hao Ma, Darrin Eide, Bo-June (Paul) Hsu, and Kuansan Wang. 2015. An Overview of Microsoft Academic Service (MAS) and Applications. In Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on World Wide Web (WWW ’15 Companion). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 243-246. DOI=

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