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 edit a feed?

In the Navigation Menu, hover your cursor over the feed you want to edit. Click the  ellipsis to the right of the feed name and select  Edit Feed from the drop-down menu. Alternatively, click Edit ...

How do I create a new feed?

There are two ways to create a new feed. From the Navigation Menu: Next to FEEDS, click  Create a new feed. Enter an Interest into the search box. It can be a scientific concept, researcher or jou...

How do I add Interests to a feed?

There are a few ways to add Interests to a feed. From the Edit Feed panel: In the Edit Feed panel, add Interests to a new or existing feed by clicking  Edit Feed in the top right-hand corner of you...

Can I use Boolean operators in Meta?

No, but you can emulate the Boolean operator AND by creating an "intersection" between two or more research Interests. For example, to find papers related to organoids AND brain, search “organoids...

What is an Intersection?

An Intersection combines two or more research Interests together to make your search results more specific. For example, intersecting “Alzheimer’s disease” and “Amyloid beta” will result in papers ...

How do I delete a feed?

In the Navigation Menu, hover your cursor over the feed you want to delete. Click the  Ellipsis to the right of the feed name and select Delete Feed from the drop-down menu. Confirm by clicking Del...

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 Rename Feed from the drop-down menu. Type a new name and pre...

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.

What is an Interest?

An Interest is a research topic that users find or follow in Meta. Interests are scientific concepts, researchers or journals. For information on how to find or follow an Interest, see I'm not sure...

How do I filter papers by type?

To filter papers in your feeds by type, click  Articles Types near the top of the feed. Select the types of papers you want to view, then click Apply. The Articles Types button will change to indic...

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?

Watch this short video to learn how to share a feed, or follow these step-by-step instructions. There are two ways to share a feed: Click Share Feed next to the feed name at the top of the page. A...

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 feed button.

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...