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Launched: 2021
Record Updated: Apr 19, 2024
Open scholarly dataset
Inspired by the ancient Library of Alexandria, OpenAlex is an index of hundreds of millions of interconnected entities across the global research system. We're 100% free and open source, and offer access via a web interface, API, and database snapshot.


Our mission is to make the global research system—the interconnected web of publications, authors, organizations, concepts, and other entities—available to everyone, everywhere.

Key Achievements

  • The CWTS Leiden Ranking of worldwide institutions has announced that an Open Edition of the rankings will be unveiled in 2024, using OpenAlex data.
  • OpenAlex is working with administrators at multiple universities around the world to switch from commercial products such as Scopus and Web of Science.
  • More what users have to say about OpenAlex
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    Additional Information

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    Non-profit organization

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