Research Tip: PubMed Video Index

From The Chronicle of Higher Education:

PubMed Now Indexes Videos of Experiments and Protocols in Life Sciences

PubMed Central, the National Library of Medicine’s online database, is now indexing videos from The Journal of Visualized Experiments. According to the publication’s official blog, JoVE is “the first video-journal to ever be accepted for publication in PubMed.”

The online, open-access journal publishes videos of experiments and protocols in the biological and life sciences and offers its video-articles to science bloggers to illustrate their posts.

The journal managers say that PubMed’s decision is an “official acceptance” of the scientific community of new forms of communication.

“Overall, it will increase the interest of the scientists to communicate their findings in video, making biological sciences more transparent and efficient,” Moshe Pritsker, the co-founder of JoVE, told Wired.
—Maria José Viñas

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