Video Abstracts: a new way of scientific communication

2015-07-08T11:33:29Z (GMT) by Paloma Marín-Arraiza
<p>So far, scientific knowledge has primarily been communicated in form of written texts accompanied by a few images. Non-textual materials were considered to be inappropriate for academic purposes. They were usually regarded as general-interest publications rather than as 'proper' scientific publications. Nowadays, the importance of scientific audiovisual media is continuously increasing.In this context, video abstracts contribute to the creation of a multimodal scholarship. A multimodal scholarship involves the use of multiple digital mediums to communicate research and increase the audience this research reaches. Being multimodal also involves the collaboration between different agents: scientists, librarians, and publishers</p>