The video abstracts are presented by the author, are of 1-4 minutes duration and give an overview of their paper, so readers can get an idea of the content and motivation behind the paper.
As papers are accepted for publication the author is contacted to give them the option of preparing a video abstract, which will be published along with their paper.
Tim Hill, Publisher at Dove Medical Press, says, “We have had an incredibly positive response from our authors about the introduction of video abstracts. I think these will really help to put a human face on the important research our authors devote their lives to, and should also help to increase the reader’s understanding and appreciation of the research.”
Dove Medical Press is a privately held publisher of 100+ open access peer-reviewed journals across the broad spectrum of science, technology and especially medicine. Dove was founded in 2003 and has offices in the United Kingdom and New Zealand, with an active presence in the USA and a network of agents in Europe, the Americas, and Southeast Asia.