Search results can be ordered in two ways: by impact or recency (publication date). Choose how your results will be ordered by clicking on the Impact or Recent tabs just above your search results.
Meta uses a variety of predictive algorithms to find papers that are both relevant to your search and have the highest impact. For newly published papers and preprints, which have not accumulated citations, Meta’s algorithms predict which papers will have the highest impact 3 years into the future. Top papers from your search are organized such that relevant papers with the highest predicted impact are displayed at top of the list.
To learn more about how Meta ranks papers, see How does Meta rank its content?