This page describes the guidelines and steps for creating a video abstract. A video abstract is a video less 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.
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 to this fact so that we may obtain permission from the Publisher and/or copyright holder of that work before including it in this video abstract.
These videos will only be viewed online and hosted on YouTube. Please format videos to the following configurations:
If you do choose to add text, diagrams or schematics to your video, please ensure they are visible at the minimum frame size (see above). Please use at least a 12 point font size equivalent. Please compare with the text size below:
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:
By submitting a video abstract to the JCI, you agree to assign copyright of the work to the JCI's publisher and owner, the American Society for Clinical Investigation. The terms are identical to that of the copyright assignment of your JCI 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