Product Updates

December 4, 2019 Improvements: Fixed an issue where some users could not sign up for a new account after attempting to log in. Improved performance by reducing application size. Added Kopernio plu...

What is Meta?

Meta is a research discovery tool that provides a faster way to understand and explore science through personalized feeds. Meta uses machine learning to quickly analyze, map and cluster tens of mil...

How can I get started quickly?

These short videos will help you to get started quickly and get the most out of Meta. 1. Top 5 feed tips 2. Create and customize your feed 3. Link your academic email to access full-text articles 4...

Who is Meta for?

Meta is designed for biomedical researchers. Our focus on biomedicine aligns with the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s mission to accelerate science to cure, prevent or manage all diseases by the end o...

How much does Meta cost?

Meta is free and ad-free. Plus, user data is never shared or sold. Meta is a project of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a philanthropy with the mission to support the science and technology that w...

What is the difference between Meta and PubMed, Google Scholar, or other academic search engines?

PubMed and Google Scholar are search engines, which yield long lists of papers based on keywords, stripped of their context. Researchers are left to streamline this process, understand connections ...

What does Beta mean? Could my account be deactivated at some point?

Meta is currently in Beta, which means we’re still improving, testing and gathering valuable feedback from our users about the tool. Your account will not be affected when Meta is released.

What content is included in Meta?

Meta offers full coverage of research articles indexed on PubMed and preprints from bioRxiv. Meta continually scans these sources for new papers, ensuring our live map of science is comprehensive a...

How many scientific articles does Meta cover?

Meta covers more than 30 million research articles from PubMed and preprints from bioRxiv, and is continually growing. In fact, Meta adds more than 4,000 newly published papers every day. If an imp...

What is a preprint?

A preprint is a draft of a scientific article that has been neither peer-reviewed nor published in a scholarly journal. Preprints are quickly becoming an integral part of research communication bec...

Will Meta work with my reference manager?

  Yes, you can easily cite the papers you discover in Meta using your reference manager. For Mendeley, automatically synchronize your Meta library. Go to  My Profile, then select Reference Managem...

How does Meta rank its content?

Similar to the way Google’s search engine ranks pages within the vast world wide web and matches them to your search query, Meta ranks papers, journals, authors and other biomedical concepts, then ...

Will Meta’s technologies be applied to fields outside biomedicine?

Meta will remain focused on biomedicine. We recognize there are many fields that intersect with biomedicine, including chemistry, physics and computer science, and we may integrate content from tho...

Does Meta only support English-language papers?

Yes. Meta only covers papers in English. If there is a specific language you would like us to support, please let us know.

How does Meta extract biomedical concepts, such as researchers, journals, diseases, genes, proteins and pathways, from papers?

Meta's data is collected directly from PubMed, as well as other gold-standard academic ontologies such as MeSH, OMIM and the Gene Ontology. Similar to how humans read, Meta uses machine learning to...