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Microsoft Academic
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Type of site
Bibliographic database
Owner Microsoft
URL academic.microsoft.com
RegistrationOptional
LaunchedFebruary 22, 2016; 5 years ago (2016-02-22)
Current statusActive

Microsoft Academic is a free public web 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 260 million publications, [1] 88 million of which are journal articles. [1]

The Academic Knowledge API offers information retrieval from the underlying database using REST endpoints for advanced research purposes. [2] The search engine provides not only search results and access to sources but also citation information that include the number of sources, g-index, and h-index. [3] Aside from academic publications, it is also used to find websites that contain state and local records. [4]

The service replaces the earlier Microsoft research project, Microsoft Academic Search, which ended development in 2012. [5] The platform was developed in 2009 of the Microsoft Research branch in Asia and the project was headed by Zaiqing Nie. [6]

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 [7] [8] as well as citation analysis. [9] [10] [11]

On May 4, 2021, Microsoft announced that the Microsoft Academic website and APIs would be retired on December 31, 2021. [12]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Microsoft Academic
  2. ^ Microsoft. "Academic Knowledge API". Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  3. ^ Thomas, C. George (2021). Research Methodology and Scientific Writing, Second Edition. Cham: Springer Nature. p. 241. ISBN  978-3-030-64864-0.
  4. ^ Parsons, Stephen P. (2019). Interviewing and Investigating: Essentials Skills for the Legal Professional. Frederick, MD: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business. p. 505. ISBN  978-1-5438-0107-1.
  5. ^ Van Noorden, Richard (20 May 2014). "The decline and fall of Microsoft Academic Search". blogs.nature.com. Nature. Retrieved 22 December 2016.
  6. ^ Ortega, Jose Luis (2014). Academic Search Engines: A Quantitative Outlook. Oxford: Elsevier. p. 71. ISBN  978-1-84334-791-0.
  7. ^ Harzing, Anne-Wil. "Microsoft Academic (Search): a Phoenix arisen from the ashes?" (PDF). Scientometrics. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  8. ^ Hug, Sven E.; Braendle, Martin P. (2017). "The coverage of Microsoft Academic: Analyzing the publication output of a university". Scientometrics. 113 (3): 1551–1571. arXiv: 1703.05539. Bibcode: 2017arXiv170305539H. doi: 10.1007/s11192-017-2535-3. S2CID  2458635.
  9. ^ Harzing, Anne-Wil; Alakangas, Satu. "Microsoft Academic: is the Phoenix getting wings ?" (PDF). Scientometrics. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  10. ^ Hug, Sven E.; Ochsner, Michael; Braendle, Martin P. (2017). "Citation analysis with Microsoft Academic". Scientometrics. 111: 371–378. arXiv: 1609.05354. doi: 10.1007/s11192-017-2247-8. S2CID  14179411.
  11. ^ 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. 114: 367–370. arXiv: 1710.04031. Bibcode: 2017arXiv171004031H. doi: 10.1007/s11192-017-2567-8. S2CID  21342104.
  12. ^ "Next Steps for Microsoft Academic - Expanding into New Horizons". Microsoft Research. Retrieved 2021-05-28.

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