SN SciGraph Latest Release: Patents, Clinical Trials and many new features

We are pleased to announce the third release of Springer Nature Scigraph Linked Open Data. SN SciGraph is a Linked Data platform that collates information from across the research landscape, i.e. the things, documents, people, places and relations of importance to the science and scholarly domain.

This release includes a complete refactoring of the SN SciGraph data model. Following up on users feedback, we have simplified it using and JSON-LD, so to make it easier to understand and consume the data also for non-linked data specialists.  

Also, this release includes two brand new datasets - Patents and Clinical Trials linked to Springer Nature publications - which have been made available by our partner Digital Science, and in particular the Dimensions team.

What's new

  • New Datasets. Data about clinical trials and patents connected to Springer Nature publications have been added. This data is sourced from
  • New Ontology. is now the main model used to represent SN SciGraph data.
  • References data. Publications data now include references as well (= outgoing citations).
  • Simpler Identifiers. URIs for SciGraph objects have been dramatically simplified, reusing common identifiers whenever possible. In particular all articles and chapters use the URI format prefix ('pub.') + DOI (eg pub.10.1007/s11199-007-9209-1).
  • JSON-LD. JSON-LD is now the primary serialization format used by SN SciGraph.
  • Downloads. Data dumps are now managed externally on FigShare and are referenceable via DOIs.
  • Continuous updates. New publications data is released on a daily basis. All the other datasets are refreshed on a monthly basis.

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Cite this blog post:

Michele Pasin. SN SciGraph Latest Release: Patents, Clinical Trials and many new features. Blog post on Published on March 22, 2019.


See also:



paper  Modeling publications in SN SciGraph 2012-2019

Workshop on Scholarly Digital Editions, Graph Data-Models and Semantic Web Technologies, Université de Lausanne, Jun 2019.

paper  Interlinking SciGraph and DBpedia datasets using Link Discovery and Named Entity Recognition Techniques

Second biennial conference on Language, Data and Knowledge (LDK 2019), Leipzig, Germany, May 2019.