Google Scholar Author API

Google Scholar Author API allows you to scrape author results from the Google Scholar Author search page.

Engine: google_scholar_author

API Parameters
General Parameters
engine
Required

The engine of the API. Needs to be set to google_scholar_author for this request.

Request Parameters
api_key
Required

Your API Key

device
Optional

The device used for your search. Can be set to desktop, mobile or tablet.

Search Query
author_id
Required

Represents the id of the author.

Advanced Google Scholar Author Parameters
view_op
Optional

Is used to view specific parts of the page. It can be set to view_citation or list_colleagues

sort
Optional

Sorts the results. Can be set as title to sort by title or pubdate to sort by published date

citation_id
Optional

It's used to retrieve a specific citation. It is required when view_op is set on view_citation

Pagination
start
Optional

The offset of the google search results. Represents the number of results that you want to skip.

num
Optional

The number of results returned on each page.

Localization
hl
Optional

The language you want to use for your google search. List of supported languages

Google Scholar Author API examples

Example for author_id:"LSsXyncAAAAJ"

Google Scholar Author API example
GET external-link
https://serpapi.webscrapingapi.com/v1?engine=google_scholar_author&api_key=YOUR_API_KEY&author_id=LSsXyncAAAAJ
Code to integrate
external-link
Response Example external-link
{
  "search_parameters": {
    "google_url": "https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=LSsXyncAAAAJ&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8",
    "engine": "google_scholar_author",
    "google_domain": "scholar.google.com",
    "device": "desktop",
    "query": "LSsXyncAAAAJ"
  },
  "author": {
    "name": "Cliff Meyer",
    "affiliations": "Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health",
    "email": "Verified email at jimmy.harvard.edu",
    "interests": [
      {
        "link": "https://scholar.google.com/citations?view_op=search_authors&hl=en&mauthors=label:computational_biology",
        "title": "Computational Biology"
      },
      {
        "link": "https://scholar.google.com/citations?view_op=search_authors&hl=en&mauthors=label:epigenetics",
        "title": "Epigenetics"
      },
      {
        "link": "https://scholar.google.com/citations?view_op=search_authors&hl=en&mauthors=label:gene_regulation",
        "title": "Gene Regulation"
      },
      {
        "link": "https://scholar.google.com/citations?view_op=search_authors&hl=en&mauthors=label:genomics",
        "title": "Genomics"
      },
      {
        "link": "https://scholar.google.com/citations?view_op=search_authors&hl=en&mauthors=label:transcription_factors",
        "title": "Transcription Factors"
      }
    ]
  }
}