OpenAlex is an open data catalog of the global research system. Built by the non-profit, OurResearch, OpenAlex details scholarly entities and how they are connected to each other. Data is derived from a range of underlying sources, offering an overview of academic research and its contributors.

Example topics covered:

  • Works - scholarly documents e.g. journal articles, books, theses

  • Authors - people who create works

  • Concepts - abstract ideas that works are about, including how concepts are hierarchically related

  • Institutions - universities and other organizations to which authors claim affiliations

  • Funders - organizations that fund research

  • Publishers - companies and organizations that distribute journal articles, books, and theses

  • Sources - where works are hosted (both the primary host source and alternate host sources), including journals, conferences, preprint repositories, and institutional repositories

Key Attributes

Geographic Coverage


Entity Level

Works, Authors, Concepts, Institutions, Funders, Publishers, Sources

Release Frequency



Publication dates for scholarly works date back to 1922

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EAV Model: All Cybersyn products follow the EAV (entity, attributes, value) model with a unified schema. Entities are tangible objects (e.g. geography, company) that Cybersyn provides data on. Index tables contain all entities of a certain type. Timeseries tables contain all timeseries' dates and values that refer to an entity type. Additional tables, such as the relationships table and attributes table, are used to describe the entities and timeseries. Data is joinable across all Cybersyn products that have a GEO_ID. Refer to Cybersyn Concepts for more details.

Tables & Sources

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