In a world that the rate of technological and social change accelerates frighteningly, change itself often seems to be the only constant. The time has come and gone where the papers acquisitions can be based solely on printed copies, due to the online-publication. First the pdf-files appear, followed by the posterior audioslides. Now a new approach has arrived based on videos: you submit the manuscript, and the journal produce the video.
This is the case of JoVE. JoVe publishes scientific methods video articles that are peer-reviewed, PubMed-indexed, and being cited in many top journals including Nature, Science and Cell. This new video-journal has received its first Impact Factor–1.325–indexed in the 2015 Journal Citation Reports. JoVE includes:
- 80 new video articles published every month
- 4,000+ video articles with 16,000+ authors published since 2006
- 900+ subscribing institutions
- 6,000,000+ users per year
- Video production conducted by JoVE filming crews in 20 countries around the world
As a result, universities are acquiring usage rights to JoVE (video)articles, e.g. the Univiersity of Arkansas Libraries. Technology has been a force in the development of civilization, all the more so as its link with science has been forged. In the broadest sense, video-papers could extend our abilities to change the world: to cut, shape, or put together ideas; to move things from one place to another; to reach farther with our hands, voices, and senses. Are you ready to be the actor/actress of your dreams?