OpenAlex is a fully open catalog of the global research system that describes scholarly entities and how those entities are connected to each other.

Prefix
openalex
Links
Homepage Request Discussion
Contact
Heather Piwowar   0000-0003-1613-5981   hpiwowar
Pattern for Local Unique Identifiers

Local identifiers in OpenAlex should match this regular expression:
^[WAICV]\d{2,}$

Example Local Unique Identifier
W2741809807   Resolve
Pattern for CURIES

Compact URIs (CURIEs) constructed from OpenAlex should match this regular expression:
^openalex:[WAICV]\d{2,}$

Example CURIE
openalex:W2741809807
Contributors
Reviewer
Charles Tapley Hoyt   0000-0003-4423-4370   cthoyt
Providers

Providers are various services that resolve CURIEs to URLs. The example CURIE openalex: is used to demonstrate the provides available for openalex. Generation of OLS and BioPortal URLs requires additional programmatic logic beyond string formatting.

Name Metaprefix URI
OpenAlex openalex https://openalex.org/W2741809807
Bioregistry bioregistry https://bioregistry.io/openalex:W2741809807