Google Scholar Author Cited By API

Google Scholar Author Cited By API allows a user to scrape the cited by results of a Googles Scholar Author search. SerpApi is able to scrape, extract, and make sense of this information. When we encounter citation results, we add them to our JSON output. We are able to extract: table and graph results. From table results we are extracting citations, h_index and i10_index results. From graph results we are extracting year and citations results.

  • h-index is the largest number h such that h publications have at least h citations. The second column has the "recent" version of this metric which is the largest number h such that h publications have at least h new citations in the last 5 years.
  • i10-index is the number of publications with at least 10 citations. The second column has the "recent" version of this metric which is the number of publications that have received at least 10 new citations in the last 5 years.

API Examples

Cited by results overview

Cited by results overview

JSON Example

{
  ...
  "cited_by": {
    "table": [
      {
        "citations": {
          "all": 53115,
          "since_2016": 30360
        }
      },
      {
        "h_index": {
          "all": 99,
          "since_2016": 78
        }
      },
      {
        "i10_index": {
          "all": 208,
          "since_2016": 184
        }
      }
    ],
    "graph": [
      {
        "year": 2003,
        "citations": "155"
      },
      {
        "year": 2004,
        "citations": "238"
      },
      {
        "year": 2005,
        "citations": "343"
      },
      ...
    ]
  },
  ...
}