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Annual Reviews title lists in KBART-approved file formats

Annual Reviews has publicly endorsed the KBART Recommended Practice for the timely exchange of accurate metadata between content providers and knowledge base developers. View Annual Reviews KBART-approved title lists in tab-delimited and Excel formats. All lists include ISSN and eISSN information for each journal.

Annual Reviews journal article metadata

Access to the metadata for all journal articles published by Annual Reviews can be found in the following locations:

Access annual reviews metadata via FTP

Site address: arftp.annualreviews.org
User: armeta
Password: mor2get

Note: If using an FTP utility you may need to switch between active and passive modes.

All journals are listed by name on the FTP site. There is also an “All_Series.zip” file that includes an XML file containing all the metadata for every volume we’ve published. The zip file is updated whenever a new journal volume is posted.

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When you subscribe to metadata updates, the RSS feed will alert you when new metadata is posted to the Annual Reviews FTP site. If you’d like to set up online access to content for A&I purposes, or if you have any questions or trouble accessing the Annual Reviews metadata, please contact us at [email protected].

Abstracting and indexing databases

Annual Reviews content is indexed in major Abstracting and Indexing databases, including the databases listed below. Inclusion in these databases varies for each journal. For more information about database participation and journal inclusion, please contact [email protected].

CAB Abstracts

CAB Abstracts is the most comprehensive databases of its kind, providing access to over 300,000 abstracts covering topics in agriculture, environment, veterinary sciences, applied economics, food science and nutrition. CAB Abstracts is published by CABI, a not-for-profit science-based development and information organization dedicated to improving people’s lives by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment.

Chemical Abstracts Service

Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) monitors, indexes, and abstracts the world's chemistry-related literature and patents, updates this information daily, and makes it accessible through state-of-the-art information services. CAS databases cover many scientific disciplines, including biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, materials science, agricultural science, and more.


Compendex is one of the most comprehensive engineering literature databases available to engineers. With 11.3 million records across 190 engineering disciplines, Compendex delivers the comprehensive, precise information and insights that researchers need.


The American Economic Association’s electronic bibliography, EconLit, indexes more than thirty years of economics literature from around the world. Compiled and abstracted in an easily searchable format, EconLit is a comprehensive index of journal articles, books, book reviews, collective volume articles, working papers and dissertations.


Embase is the most comprehensive online source of authoritative biomedical literature. It contains over 20 million records from more than 7,000 active authoritative journals, including over 1,800 biomedical titles not offered by MEDLINE.


GEOBASE is a unique multidisciplinary database supplying bibliographic information and abstracts for development studies, the Earth sciences, ecology, geomechanics, human geography, and oceanography. The database provides current coverage of almost 2,000 international journals.


PubMed provides free access to MEDLINE, the principal online bibliographic citation database of the National Library of Medicine that contains over 16 million references to journal articles in life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine. The great majority of journals are selected for MEDLINE based on the recommendation of the Literature Selection Technical Review Committee (LSTRC), an NIH-chartered advisory committee of external experts analogous to the committees that review NIH grant applications.


ProQuest’s databases provide seamless access to content in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences which are available to researchers through libraries of all types. CSA, also part of the ProQuest family, has been a leader in the information field for over 30 years. Researchers in more than 4,000 institutions in 80 countries use CSA’s bibliographic databases and journal resources.


Scopus is Elsevier’s largest abstract and citation database, which covers over 18,000 titles and also provides tools for tracking and analyzing searches and citations. It’s designed to find the information scientists need. Quick, easy and comprehensive, Scopus provides superior support of the literature research process.

Social Science Research Network

Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences. Each of SSRN’s networks encourages the early distribution of research results by publishing submitted abstracts and by soliciting abstracts of top quality research papers around the world.

Clarivate Web Of Science

The Web of Science platform delivers access to high-quality scientific information in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities, as well as search and analysis tools that enhance this content. It covers over 23,000 journals, 40 million source items, and 700 million cited references. The Journal Citation Reports are also available in the Web of Science, offering a way for researchers to evaluate the world’s leading journals with quantifiable, statistical information based on citation data. Annual Reviews publications are among the most highly cited journals in the JCR.

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