medrxivr: Access and Search MedRxiv and BioRxiv Preprint Data

An increasingly important source of health-related bibliographic content are preprints - preliminary versions of research articles that have yet to undergo peer review. The two preprint repositories most relevant to health-related sciences are medRxiv <> and bioRxiv <>, both of which are operated by the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. 'medrxivr' provides programmatic access to the 'Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory (CSHL)' API <>, allowing users to easily download medRxiv and bioRxiv preprint metadata (e.g. title, abstract, publication date, author list, etc) into R. 'medrxivr' also provides functions to search the downloaded preprint records using regular expressions and Boolean logic, as well as helper functions that allow users to export their search results to a .BIB file for easy import to a reference manager and to download the full-text PDFs of preprints matching their search criteria.

Version: 0.0.4
Imports: methods, dplyr, curl, jsonlite, httr, stringr, rlang, vroom, bib2df, tibble, progress, lubridate
Suggests: testthat (≥ 2.1.0), knitr, rmarkdown, covr, kableExtra, spelling
Published: 2020-12-11
Author: Luke McGuinness ORCID iD [aut, cre], Lena Schmidt ORCID iD [aut], Tuija Sonkkila [rev], Najko Jahn [rev]
Maintainer: Luke McGuinness <luke.mcguinness at>
License: MIT + file LICENSE
NeedsCompilation: no
Language: en-US
Citation: medrxivr citation info
Materials: README NEWS
CRAN checks: medrxivr results


Reference manual: medrxivr.pdf
Vignettes: medrxivr
Package source: medrxivr_0.0.4.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release: medrxivr_0.0.4.tgz, r-oldrel: medrxivr_0.0.4.tgz
Old sources: medrxivr archive


Please use the canonical form to link to this page.