November 17, 2014 | Laird Barrett, Senior eProduct Manager

Video Abstracts

Engaging readers, driving usage and citations

Authors who publish with Taylor & Francis have the option of creating a video abstract for their article.

A video abstract is a short video that engagingly introduces readers to an article, often with the authors speaking on screen, intercut with visuals. It’s NOT an author simply reading the written abstracts aloud on camera!

Video abstracts can help to engage readers and may lead to increased usage and citation. They can be a challenge for an author to create, requiring forethought and skill in recording and editing the video. To help authors with this we’ve put together a short video abstract guide that walks authors through the process of creating and submitting a video abstract.

Once submitted we load the video to the Taylor & Francis Vimeo channel and add the video to the article on Taylor & Francis Online, so that it appears beneath the written abstract. A few examples of video abstracts are below:

“Situational Nationalism: Nation-building in the Balkans, Subversive Institutions and the Montenegrin Paradox” by Erin K. Jenne and Florian Bieber

“Thrilling Affects: Sexuality, Masculinity, the City and ‘Indian Traditions’ in the Contemporary Hindi ‘Detective’ Novel” by Sanjay Srivastava

“Creating cultures of excellence: Strategies and outcomes” by Michael Mintrom


If you know an author who has published with Taylor & Francis Online and might like to create a video abstract, please do share our video abstract guide with them.

Because of the increased interest in and submission of video abstracts, we are currently discussing improving the display of embedded videos on Taylor & Francis Online.


Published: November 17, 2014 | Author: Laird Barrett, Senior eProduct Manager | Category: Front page, Raising the profile of my journal, Taylor & Francis Online | Tagged with: