Journal of Visualized Experiments, A New Type of Journal

The journal exploits its video-only content and thereby claims benefits such as rapid knowledge transfer, better explanation of complexity, accurate reproduction of intricate processes, and the integration of time into the content. Sadly the fact of being video-based is used to explain its closed nature – video production is too expensive to be open access! Interesting concept though that can be exploited in many other scientific and engineering disciplines.

2011-12-12 SNAG-01Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is a peer reviewed, PubMed indexed journal devoted to the publication of biological, medical, chemical and physical research in a video format. …

JoVE takes advantage of video technology to capture and transmit the multiple facets and intricacies of life science research. Visualization greatly facilitates the understanding and efficient reproduction of both basic and complex experimental techniques, thereby addressing two of the biggest challenges faced by today’s life science research community: i) low transparency and poor reproducibility of biological experiments and ii) time and labor-intensive nature of learning new experimental techniques.

Thanks to @gsiemens and @veletsianos for the heads-up.