The Microsoft Academic Graph is a heterogeneous graph containing scientific publication records, citation relationships between those publications, as well as authors, institutions, journals and conference "venues" and fields of study.
This data will be made available as a series of text files on Azure blob storage, and can be downloaded or copied to a personal Azure account for research purposes. The data will be made available soon (May 2015) and details will be posted to this page.
We also encourage researchers who intend to work with this data to also apply for an Azure for Research Award. Find details on the Azure for Research award application process at http://azure4research.com and include the hashtag #academicgraph in your submission for easier tracking.