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Meta automatically selects the feeds highlighted in the Trending Feeds, Top Impact and In the News shelves. The others,  including Spotlight On, Preprints, Researcher Networks, Methods & Applications and Journals, are curated by our team. 


Here’s an overview: 

  • Top Impact: Feeds with the highest median predicted impact over the past four weeks appear on this shelf.
  • In the News: Feeds with the highest fraction of papers mentioned in the news at least once over the past four weeks. 
  • Trending Feeds: Feeds with the highest median number of mentions in social media over the past four weeks.

(News and social media data are from Altmetric.) 

The feeds in the following shelves are manually selected by our curators:


  • Preprints
  • Researcher Networks
  • Methods & Applications
  • Journals
  • Spotlight On