Reading Bibliometric Data from Lattes Platform

A simple API for downloading and reading xml data directly from Lattes <>.

**ATTENTION: The package is not working as of 2017-11-26. The Lattes website, where the xml files were available, is offline. **

Lattes is an unique and largest platform for academic curriculumns. There you can find information about the academic work of all Brazilian scholars. It includes institution of PhD, current employer, field of work, all publications metadata and more. It is an unique and reliable source of information for bibliometric studies.

I've been working with Lattes data for some time. Here I present a short list of papers that have used this data.

Package GetLattesData is a wrap up of functions I've been using for accessing the dataset. It's main innovation is the possibility of downloading data directly from Lattes, without any manual work or captcha solving.


The package is available in CRAN:


You can also install the development version from Github:


Example of usage

See vignette for more examples.


# ids from EA-UFRGS
my.ids <- c('K4713546D3', 'K4440252H7', 
            'K4783858A0', 'K4723925J2')

# qualis for the field of management

l.out <- gld_get_lattes_data(id.vec = my.ids, field.qualis = field.qualis)

tpublic <- l.out$tpublic


Version 0.9 (2017-11-27)

Lattes website is offline. Online downloading of xml files is no longer possible.

  • Added comments at main function, which now returns empty df, and vignettes.

Version 0.8 (2017-11-12)

  • Now with support for conferences and accepted articles
  • Added a function for finding information about accepted and published papers

Version 0.7 (2017-10-31)

  • Added support for books and books chapters

Version 0.6 (2017-10-14)

  • Forced UTF-8 encoding in all output
  • Users can now download information about academic supervisions (msc, phd, ic)

Version 0.5 (2017-09-04)

First commit

Reference manual

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0.9 by Marcelo Perlin, 7 months ago

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Browse source code at

Authors: Marcelo Perlin [aut, cre]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

GPL-2 license

Imports stringr, XML, dplyr, readr, stringdist, curl

Suggests knitr, rmarkdown, testthat, ggplot2

See at CRAN