The bioRxiv advanced search form lets one find articles by their type. Following are the three types:

  • New Result
  • Confirmatory Result
  • Contradictory Result

An RSS feed is also available here: http://biorxiv.org/content/alertsrss

But I could not find any field in the entries for 'article type'. Is there a programmatic way of querying this information that I am missing ?

I could scrape the specific article page itself for this info. But that would not be too efficient. If anyone knows an API / RSS way of obtaining this information and shares it, it might be very useful.

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Looking at the few XML in bioRxiv's RSS feeds, it looks like the information that you are looking for simply is not included in their schema at present. Thus, I would say that your only options are:

  1. Screen-scraping
  2. Asking for them to upgrade their feeds

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