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Rxivist uses download data on preprints from bioRxiv to help you find the papers being discussed in your field. Currently indexing 101,035 bioRxiv papers from 426,754 authors.

Site-wide metrics

The numbers below represent the metrics for all papers hosted on bioRxiv.org, based on our indexing of the website.

Monthly submissions, overall

See PrePubMed for a similar chart that puts bioRxiv submissions in context alongside other preprint servers.

Monthly submissions, by category

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Top categories this month
neuroscience 519
microbiology 283
bioinformatics 197
cell biology 152
evolutionary biology 139
biophysics 133

Monthly downloads

Note that, unlike the submission graphs, this graph does not include the current month. Since per-paper download metrics are updated in our database over time, a month's download count can change up to four weeks after it ends.

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  • 20 Oct 2020: Support for sorting preprints using Twitter activity has been removed, at least temporarily, until a new source of social media activity data becomes available.
  • 18 Dec 2019: We're pleased to announce PanLingua, a new tool that enables you to search for machine-translated bioRxiv preprints using more than 100 different languages.
  • 21 May 2019: PLOS Biology has published a community page about Rxivist.org and its design.
  • 10 May 2019: The paper analyzing the Rxivist dataset has been published at eLife.
  • 1 Mar 2019: We now have summary statistics about bioRxiv downloads and submissions.
  • 8 Feb 2019: Data from Altmetric is now available on the Rxivist details page for every preprint. Look for the "donut" under the download metrics.
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