Microsoft Academic
Microsoft Academic
Type of site
Bibliographic database
Owner Microsoft
Registration Optional
Launched February 22, 2016; 21 months ago (2016-02-22)
Current status Active

Microsoft Academic is a free public search engine for academic publications and literature, developed by Microsoft Research. Re-launched in 2016, the tool features an entirely new data structure and search engine using semantic search technologies. It currently indexes over 150 million entities[1], 83 million of which are academic papers.[2] The Academic Knowledge API offers information retrieval from the underlying database using REST endpoints for advanced research purposes.[3]

The service replaces the earlier Microsoft research project, Microsoft Academic Search, which ended development in 2012.[4]

Preliminary reviews by bibliometricians suggest the new Microsoft Academic Search is a competitor to Google Scholar, Web of Science, and Scopus for academic research purposes[5][6] as well as citation analysis.[7][8][9]

See also


  1. ^ "Microsoft Academic". 5 January 2017. Retrieved 2017. 
  2. ^ Rogers, Adam. "It's Gonna Get a Lot Easier to Break Science Journal Paywalls". WIRED. Retrieved 2017. 
  3. ^ Microsoft. "Academic Knowledge API". Retrieved 2017. 
  4. ^ Van Noorden, Richard (20 May 2014). "The decline and fall of Microsoft Academic Search". Nature. Retrieved 2016. 
  5. ^ Harzing, Anne-Wil. "Microsoft Academic (Search): a Phoenix arisen from the ashes?" (PDF). Scientometrics. Retrieved 2017. 
  6. ^ Hug, Sven E.; Braendle, Martin P. (2017). "The coverage of Microsoft Academic: Analyzing the publication output of a university". Scientometrics. 113: 1551. arXiv:1703.05539 Freely accessible. doi:10.1007/s11192-017-2535-3. 
  7. ^ Harzing, Anne-Wil; Alakangas, Satu. "Microsoft Academic: is the Phoenix getting wings ?" (PDF). Scientometrics. Retrieved 2017. 
  8. ^ Hug, Sven E.; Ochsner, Michael; Braendle, Martin P. (2017). "Citation analysis with Microsoft Academic". Scientometrics. 111: 371. arXiv:1609.05354 Freely accessible. doi:10.1007/s11192-017-2247-8. 
  9. ^ Haunschild, Robin; Hug, Sven E.; Braendle, Martin P.; Bornmann, Lutz (2017). "The number of linked references of publications in Microsoft Academic in comparison with the Web of Science". Scientometrics. arXiv:1710.04031 Freely accessible. doi:10.1007/s11192-017-2567-8. 

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