May 18, 2022

Scholarly Publishing: Anatomy Journal Publishes First Video Article

From a News Release:

This month the oldest continuously published journal of the American Association of Anatomists (AAA), The Anatomical Record (AR), [first published in 1906] launched its first AR — WOW Video Article, the first of its kind in the field of Anatomy, providing researchers with state-of-the-art video figures of research results, anatomical procedures, or step-by step demonstrations through streaming video.

The first AR – WOW Video Article is presented in AR’s May Issue and is titled: “Morphogenesis and Three-Dimensional Movement of the Stomach during the Human Embryonic Period.” [abstract and links to video only]

The Anatomical Record’s new publication features high-quality video figures as primary results that are permanent. The video files are not supplemental data files, which eventually are deleted from archives. Video figures offer detailed visual information that breaks down very complex information into much easier content for busy researchers to comprehend.

All video submissions are peer-reviewed and vetted by the journal editorial team, and are available through the Wiley Online Library on the journal platform. Accepted papers are published online, with embedded links to the video figures, as well as in the traditional paper issue.

All figures presented are primary data and are linked to files in the e-publication of the paper. In addition, these video files will be permanent files, which is different from the standard approach of relegating digital video content.

Read the Full Text News Release

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