What is a feed?

A feed is a collection of research articles and preprints that updates automatically as science happens. Feeds are the mechanism by which Meta users organize and receive real-time updates, view rec...

I'm not sure what to follow. Where do I start?

Meta goes beyond keyword matching to intelligently help you explore your research interests. Here are a few tips to help you get started: 1. Enter a Search Term. In the Search Bar, enter a term tha...

How do I create a new feed?

Next to FEEDS, click the plus sign to Create a new feed. Enter a term into the search box. It can be a scientific concept, researcher, or journal. As you search, a drop-down list of Concepts, Rese...

How do I edit a feed?

First, visit Meta on your computer. Though Meta feeds are always accessible on any device, feeds can only be edited on desktop. In the Navigation Menu, hover your cursor over the feed you want to e...

How do I remove papers from a feed?

If there is a paper in your feed that you don’t want to see, click the ellipsis on the paper card, and select Hide Paper from the drop-down. This will remove the paper from your feed. If you had pr...

Renaming and Deleting Feeds

How do I rename a feed? In the Navigation Menu, hover your cursor over the feed you want to rename. Click the  Ellipsis to the right of the feed name and select Edit from the drop-down menu. Type t...

Can I create more than one feed?

Yes. There is no limit to the number of feeds you can create. Build as many as you need to stay up to date with your research interests.

How do I filter papers by type?

To filter papers in your feeds by type, click the Show menu near the top of the feed. Select the types of papers you want to view, then click Update. The Show menu will change to indicate the num...

What is Matched to You feed sorting?

Matched to You feed sorting orders the papers in a feed based on your previous interactions. This only changes the order and does not change the papers within the feed.  This can save time when loo...

Are my feeds private?

Feeds are private. To learn how to share a feed with a colleague, see How do I share a feed?.

How do I share a feed?

From the Navigation Menu, click the  ellipsis next to the feed you want to share, then click Share. A pop-up window will appear that contains a custom URL for the feed you want to share. Click Copy...

I’ve shared a feed with my colleagues. If I make new edits to it, will my colleagues see the changes?

No, new edits to your feeds will not affect feeds you have already shared with colleagues. To share a newly edited feed, use the Share button in the drop-down menu next to the feed name.

If my colleagues edit a feed I've shared with them, will it affect my feed?

No, edits made by your colleagues will not affect your feeds.

Feed Indicators

What does it mean when a feed is marked “Influential”? A feed is marked “Influential” when it contains papers that are rising in popularity on Twitter, Facebook and in the news.        Why are so...

Altmetrics in Meta

Using altmetrics, you can gauge what the community is saying about new research; when combined with Meta, you can understand the full potential impact of research.    Meta uses machine learning to ...

What are mentions?

Where available, the right side of paper landing pages contain information about different content types that are mentioned in the paper, which include data sets, methods, key resources, and clinic...