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Microsoft Academic Graph

Established: June 5, 2015

Editor’s note, May 4, 2021 – In a recent blog post (opens in new tab), it was announced the Microsoft Academic website and underlying APIs will be retired on Dec. 31, 2021.

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, Word, and in Microsoft Academic (opens in new tab). The graph is currently being updated on a bi-weekly basis until the end of the calendar year 2021. See our blog post (opens in new tab) for more information.

Access the Microsoft Academic Graph

We kindly request that any published research that makes use of this data cites our 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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