This page describes the guidelines and steps for creating a video abstract. A video abstract is fewer than five (5) minutes long that discusses your published work, includes helpful diagrams or schematics, and gives you the ability to communicate to your readers in a media other than text.
View the latest Author's Take videos for examples.
Please include the following points in your video:
If you include any figures or other content from other published work, be sure to alert the editors so that we may obtain permission from the Publisher and/or copyright holder of that work before including it in this video abstract.
Note: Journal-specific slides, including the article title and author list, will be added to the video prior to being posted on the site.
These videos will be hosted on the Journal's YouTube account. Format videos to the following configurations:
If you do choose to add text, diagrams or schematics to your video, ensure they are visible at the minimum frame size (see above). Use at least a 12 point font size equivalent. Compare with the text size below:
If they are not easily readable at the minimum frame size, we may request that the text be redone or decide not to post your video. We strive to obtain excellent videos that will highlight the quality of research published in the Journal.
There are a few ways you may create video abstracts. You may use a third party or professional service to create the video as long as the resulting video conforms to the guidelines above. Microsoft PowerPoint also gives you the ability to create videos from slides and accompanied audio. You will need a microphone connected to your computer to be able to record the narration. The process is as follows for Windows:
A video describing this process can be found at this site.
By submitting a video abstract to the Journal, you agree to assign copyright of the work to the Journal's publisher and owner, the American Society for Clinical Investigation. The terms are identical to that of the copyright assignment of your published manuscript: Authors retain rights to present the work without prior permission in original, revised, adapted, or derivative form, provided that all such use is for personal or nonprofit (and noncommercial) benefit, is consistent with any employment agreement, and references the original publication citation.
Here is a list of programs that might be helpful in creating your video abstract.
For Mac OSX
For Windows XP/Vista/7