Google Scholar Author API

Our Google Scholar Author API allows you to scrape author results from the Google Scholar Author search page. The API is accessed through the following endpoint: /search?engine=google_scholar_author. A user may query the following: https://serpapi.com/search?engine=google_scholar_author utilizing a GET request. Head to the playground for a live and interactive demo.

API Parameters

Search Query

author_id

Required

Parameter defines the ID of an author. You can find the ID either by using our Google Scholar Profiles API or by going to the Google Scholar user profile page and getting it from there (e.g., https://scholar.google.com/citations?user={author_id}).

Localization

hl

Optional

Parameter defines the language to use for the Google search. It's a two-letter language code. (e.g., en for English, es for Spanish, or fr for French) Head to the Google languages for a full list of supported Google languages.

Advanced Google Scholar Author Parameters

view_op

Optional

Parameter is used for viewing specific parts of a page. It has two options:

view_citation - Select to view citations. citation_id is required.
list_colleagues - Select to view all co-authors

sort

Optional

Parameter is used for sorting and refining articles. Available options:

title - Sorts articles by "Title".
pubdate - Sorts articles by publish "date".

* By default, articles are sorted by the number of citations.

citation_id

Optional

Parameter is used for retrieving individual article citation. It is a required parameter when view_op=view_citation is selected. You can access IDs inside our structured JSON response.

Pagination

start

Optional

Parameter defines the result offset. It skips the given number of results. It's used for pagination. (e.g., 0 (default) is the first page of results, 20 is the 2nd page of results, 40 is the 3rd page of results, etc.).

num

Optional

Parameter defines the number of results to return. (e.g., 20 (default) returns 20 results, 40 returns 40 results, etc.). Maximum number of results to return is 100.

Serpapi Parameters

engine

Required

Set parameter to google_scholar_author to use the Google Scholar Author API engine.

no_cache

Optional

Parameter will force SerpApi to fetch the Google Scholar Author results even if a cached version is already present. A cache is served only if the query and all parameters are exactly the same. Cache expires after 1h. Cached searches are free, and are not counted towards your searches per month. It can be set to false (default) to allow results from the cache, or true to disallow results from the cache. no_cache and async parameters should not be used together.

async

Optional

Parameter defines the way you want to submit your search to SerpApi. It can be set to false (default) to open an HTTP connection and keep it open until you got your search results, or true to just submit your search to SerpApi and retrieve them later. In this case, you'll need to use our Searches Archive API to retrieve your results. async and no_cache parameters should not be used together. async should not be used on accounts with Ludicrous Speed enabled.

api_key

Required

Parameter defines the SerpApi private key to use.

output

Optional

Parameter defines the final output you want. It can be set to json (default) to get a structured JSON of the results, or html to get the raw html retrieved.

API Results

JSON Results

JSON output includes structured data for articles, citation, cited by, co-authors, and more.

A search status is accessible through search_metadata.status. It flows this way: Processing -> Success || Error. If a search has failed, error will contain an error message. search_metadata.id is the search ID inside SerpApi.

HTML Results

HTML output is useful to debug JSON results or support features not supported yet by SerpApi.
HTML output gives you the raw HTML results from Google Scholar Author page.

Example with author_id: LSsXyncAAAAJ

Example with author_id: LSsXyncAAAAJ

JSON Example

{
  "search_metadata": {
    "id": "60802ce5de983402dbe1ae4c",
    "status": "Success",
    "json_endpoint": "https://serpapi.com/searches/79beba2444307aad/60802ce5de983402dbe1ae4c.json",
    "created_at": "2021-04-21 13:47:17 UTC",
    "processed_at": "2021-04-21 13:47:18 UTC",
    "google_scholar_author_url": "https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=LSsXyncAAAAJ&hl=en",
    "raw_html_file": "https://serpapi.com/searches/79beba2444307aad/60802ce5de983402dbe1ae4c.html",
    "total_time_taken": 1.26
  },
  "search_parameters": {
    "engine": "google_scholar_author",
    "author_id": "LSsXyncAAAAJ",
    "hl": "en"
  },
  "author": {
    "name": "Cliff Meyer",
    "affiliations": "Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health",
    "email": "Adresse email validée de jimmy.harvard.edu",
    "interests": [
      {
        "title": "Computational Biology",
        "link": "https://scholar.google.com/citations?view_op=search_authors&hl=en&mauthors=label:computational_biology",
        "serpapi_link": "https://serpapi.com/search.json?engine=google_scholar_profiles&hl=en&mauthors=label%3Acomputational_biology"
      },
      {
        "title": "Epigenetics",
        "link": "https://scholar.google.com/citations?view_op=search_authors&hl=en&mauthors=label:epigenetics",
        "serpapi_link": "https://serpapi.com/search.json?engine=google_scholar_profiles&hl=en&mauthors=label%3Aepigenetics"
      },
      {
        "title": "Gene Regulation",
        "link": "https://scholar.google.com/citations?view_op=search_authors&hl=en&mauthors=label:gene_regulation",
        "serpapi_link": "https://serpapi.com/search.json?engine=google_scholar_profiles&hl=en&mauthors=label%3Agene_regulation"
      },
      ...
    ],
    "thumbnail": "https://scholar.google.com/citations/images/avatar_scholar_128.png"
  },
  "articles": [
    {
      "title": "Model-based analysis of ChIP-Seq (MACS)",
      "link": "https://scholar.google.com/citations?view_op=view_citation&hl=fr&user=LSsXyncAAAAJ&citation_for_view=LSsXyncAAAAJ:2osOgNQ5qMEC",
      "citation_id": "LSsXyncAAAAJ:2osOgNQ5qMEC",
      "authors": "Y Zhang, T Liu, CA Meyer, J Eeckhoute, DS Johnson, BE Bernstein, ...",
      "publication": "Genome biology 9 (9), 1-9, 2008",
      "cited_by": {
        "value": 9186,
        "link": "https://scholar.google.com/scholar?oi=bibs&hl=fr&cites=14252090027271643524",
        "serpapi_link": "https://serpapi.com/search.json?cites=14252090027271643524&engine=google_scholar&hl=en"
      },
      "year": "2008"
    },
    {
      "title": "Genome-wide analysis of estrogen receptor binding sites",
      "link": "https://scholar.google.com/citations?view_op=view_citation&hl=fr&user=LSsXyncAAAAJ&citation_for_view=LSsXyncAAAAJ:9yKSN-GCB0IC",
      "citation_id": "LSsXyncAAAAJ:9yKSN-GCB0IC",
      "authors": "JS Carroll, CA Meyer, J Song, W Li, TR Geistlinger, J Eeckhoute, ...",
      "publication": "Nature genetics 38 (11), 1289-1297, 2006",
      "cited_by": {
        "value": 1464,
        "link": "https://scholar.google.com/scholar?oi=bibs&hl=fr&cites=7951096779388712529",
        "serpapi_link": "https://serpapi.com/search.json?cites=7951096779388712529&engine=google_scholar&hl=en"
      },
      "year": "2006"
    },
    {
      "title": "Chromosome-wide mapping of estrogen receptor binding reveals long-range regulation requiring the forkhead protein FoxA1",
      "link": "https://scholar.google.com/citations?view_op=view_citation&hl=fr&user=LSsXyncAAAAJ&citation_for_view=LSsXyncAAAAJ:d1gkVwhDpl0C",
      "citation_id": "LSsXyncAAAAJ:d1gkVwhDpl0C",
      "authors": "JS Carroll, XS Liu, AS Brodsky, W Li, CA Meyer, AJ Szary, J Eeckhoute, ...",
      "publication": "Cell 122 (1), 33-43, 2005",
      "cited_by": {
        "value": 1371,
        "link": "https://scholar.google.com/scholar?oi=bibs&hl=fr&cites=12018554524946333077",
        "serpapi_link": "https://serpapi.com/search.json?cites=12018554524946333077&engine=google_scholar&hl=en"
      },
      "year": "2005"
    },
    ...
  ],
  "cited_by": {
    "table": [
      {
        "citations": {
          "all": 21934,
          "depuis_2016": 12302
        }
      },
      {
        "indice_h": {
          "all": 45,
          "depuis_2016": 36
        }
      },
      {
        "indice_i10": {
          "all": 59,
          "depuis_2016": 51
        }
      }
    ],
    "graph": [
      {
        "year": 2004,
        "citations": "59"
      },
      {
        "year": 2005,
        "citations": "65"
      },
      {
        "year": 2006,
        "citations": "159"
      },
      ...
    ]
  },
  "public_access": {
    "link": "https://scholar.google.com/citations?view_op=list_mandates&hl=fr&user=LSsXyncAAAAJ",
    "available": 39,
    "not_available": 0
  },
  "co_authors": [
    {
      "name": "Myles Brown",
      "link": "https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=wwxk-JMAAAAJ&hl=fr",
      "serpapi_link": "https://serpapi.com/search.json?author_id=wwxk-JMAAAAJ&engine=google_scholar_author&hl=en",
      "author_id": "wwxk-JMAAAAJ",
      "affiliations": "Emil Frei III Professor of Medicine, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School",
      "email": "Adresse e-mail validée de dfci.harvard.edu",
      "thumbnail": "https://scholar.googleusercontent.com/citations?view_op=small_photo&user=wwxk-JMAAAAJ&citpid=10"
    },
    {
      "name": "Wei Li",
      "link": "https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=7IUCbE4AAAAJ&hl=fr",
      "serpapi_link": "https://serpapi.com/search.json?author_id=7IUCbE4AAAAJ&engine=google_scholar_author&hl=en",
      "author_id": "7IUCbE4AAAAJ",
      "affiliations": "Professor of Bioinformatics, University of California Irvine; Baylor College of Medicine",
      "email": "Adresse e-mail validée de uci.edu",
      "thumbnail": "https://scholar.googleusercontent.com/citations?view_op=small_photo&user=7IUCbE4AAAAJ&citpid=5"
    },
    {
      "name": "Tao Liu",
      "link": "https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=04GHe_kAAAAJ&hl=fr",
      "serpapi_link": "https://serpapi.com/search.json?author_id=04GHe_kAAAAJ&engine=google_scholar_author&hl=en",
      "author_id": "04GHe_kAAAAJ",
      "affiliations": "Assistant Professor, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center",
      "email": "Adresse e-mail validée de roswellpark.org",
      "thumbnail": "https://scholar.googleusercontent.com/citations?view_op=small_photo&user=04GHe_kAAAAJ&citpid=2"
    },
    ...
  ],
  "serpapi_pagination": {
    "next": "https://serpapi.com/search.json?author_id=LSsXyncAAAAJ&cstart=20&engine=google_scholar_author&hl=en"
  }
}