How do I search in Meta?

There are two ways to search for papers: By Text Match or by searching for a term from our knowledge graph. For example, you can do a Text Match search for “BRCA1,” or search for a term from our k...

How are my search results ordered?

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. ...

Which journals does Meta cover?

Meta covers all papers, and therefore related journals, indexed on PubMed, as well as preprints from bioRxiv, medRxiv, and q-bio.

Why do I get more results in Meta than in PubMed?

One reason you may get more results in Meta than in PubMed is because Meta includes preprints from bioRxiv, medRxiv, and q-bio. Second, Meta uses machine learning to scan new biomedical articles, a...

Does Meta recognize abbreviations and acronyms?

Yes, Meta recognizes abbreviations for most concepts, including diseases, genes and proteins. If an abbreviation or acronym is not recognized by Meta, try entering the full name or performing a Tex...

Why doesn’t my term appear when I search Meta? How can I add it?

Terms are based on the terminology in the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS), which brings together biomedical vocabularies from various sources, including MeSH, OMIM and GO, as well as other t...

How does Meta generate concept recommendations?

Using machine learning, Meta scans, analyzes and extracts biomedical concepts from newly published papers. It incorporates these concepts—including researchers, diseases, genes, journals, organisms...

How do I search for preprints only?

There are two ways to search for preprints: At the top of a feed, click  Article Types. From the drop-down menu, select Preprint, then click Update. When conducting a search, type the name of the...

How can I access older and historical papers?

Meta’s content consists of both recently published papers and older papers. When you search for papers, the default setting is  All Time, which means Meta will search for the most relevant and impa...

The papers attributed to me or another researcher are incorrect. How can I report the error?

Meta automatically extracts information from papers using machine learning, so errors occasionally happen. They may arise from common names, alternative spellings or initials, or other discrepancie...