Google Scholar Co-Authors API

Google Scholar Author Co-Authors API allows a user to scrape the co-authors results of a Googles Scholar Author search. SerpApi is able to scrape, extract, and make sense of this information. When we encounter co-authors results, we add them to our JSON output. We are able to extract: name, link, author_id, affiliations, email, and thumbnail results.

Co-authors results overview

Co-authors results overview

JSON Example

{
  ...
  "co_authors": [
    {
      "name": "Cliff Meyer",
      "link": "https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=LSsXyncAAAAJ&hl=en",
      "serpapi_link": "https://serpapi.com/search.json?author_id=LSsXyncAAAAJ&engine=google_scholar_author&hl=en",
      "author_id": "LSsXyncAAAAJ",
      "affiliations": "Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health",
      "email": "Verified email at jimmy.harvard.edu",
      "thumbnail": "https://scholar.google.com/citations/images/avatar_scholar_56.png"
    },
    {
      "name": "Jason Carroll",
      "link": "https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=RsLo9p4AAAAJ&hl=en",
      "serpapi_link": "https://serpapi.com/search.json?author_id=RsLo9p4AAAAJ&engine=google_scholar_author&hl=en",
      "author_id": "RsLo9p4AAAAJ",
      "affiliations": "Group Leader, Cancer Research UK, University of Cambridge",
      "email": "Verified email at cancer.org.uk",
      "thumbnail": "https://scholar.google.com/citations/images/avatar_scholar_56.png"
    },
    {
      "name": "Housheng Hansen He",
      "link": "https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=XQI8DIEAAAAJ&hl=en",
      "serpapi_link": "https://serpapi.com/search.json?author_id=XQI8DIEAAAAJ&engine=google_scholar_author&hl=en",
      "author_id": "XQI8DIEAAAAJ",
      "affiliations": "Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network; Department of Medical Biophysics",
      "email": "Verified email at uhnresearch.ca",
      "thumbnail": "https://scholar.googleusercontent.com/citations?view_op=small_photo&user=XQI8DIEAAAAJ&citpid=4"
    },
    ...
  ],
  ...
}

View all Co-authors

On the main Google Scholar Author page you can scrape up to 20 co-authors. If you want to get all of the co-authors, you can use view_op parameter and set its value to list_colleagues, to retrieve all results.

View all Co-authors

JSON Example

{
  ...
  "co_authors": [
    {
      "name": "Cliff Meyer",
      "link": "https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=LSsXyncAAAAJ",
      "serpapi_link": "https://serpapi.com/search.json?author_id=LSsXyncAAAAJ&engine=google_scholar_author&hl=en",
      "author_id": "LSsXyncAAAAJ",
      "affiliations": "Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health",
      "email": "Verified email at jimmy.harvard.edu",
      "thumbnail": "https://scholar.google.com/citations/images/avatar_scholar_56.png"
    },
    {
      "name": "Jason Carroll",
      "link": "https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=RsLo9p4AAAAJ",
      "serpapi_link": "https://serpapi.com/search.json?author_id=RsLo9p4AAAAJ&engine=google_scholar_author&hl=en",
      "author_id": "RsLo9p4AAAAJ",
      "affiliations": "Group Leader, Cancer Research UK, University of Cambridge",
      "email": "Verified email at cancer.org.uk",
      "thumbnail": "https://scholar.google.com/citations/images/avatar_scholar_56.png"
    },
    {
      "name": "Housheng Hansen He",
      "link": "https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=XQI8DIEAAAAJ",
      "serpapi_link": "https://serpapi.com/search.json?author_id=XQI8DIEAAAAJ&engine=google_scholar_author&hl=en",
      "author_id": "XQI8DIEAAAAJ",
      "affiliations": "Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network; Department of Medical …",
      "email": "Verified email at uhnresearch.ca",
      "thumbnail": "https://scholar.googleusercontent.com/citations?view_op=small_photo&user=XQI8DIEAAAAJ&citpid=4"
    },
    ...
  ],
  ...
}