Video journal gets respect

The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is now indexed in PubMed, the first video-journal to have that acceptance. “This is a major milestone for JoVE and also for new methods of science communication in general,” states the journal’s official blog.

JoVE is a peer reviewed, open access, online journal devoted to the publication of biological research in a video format. According to the journal’s website, it was established as a new open-access tool in life science publication and communication, with participation of scientists from leading research institutions. JoVE takes advantage of video technology to capture and transmit the multiple facets and intricacies of life science research.

Videos currently featured on the site range from “Proper Care and Cleaning of the Microscope” to “Paradigms for Pharmacological Characterization of C. elegans Synaptic Transmission Mutants.”

This news is especially interesting in light of the focus in this year’s Duke Digital Initiative on video as an enabling technology for teaching and learning.

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Author: Lynne O Brien, Ph.D.

Lynne O'Brien is Director of Academic Technology and Instructional Services for Perkins Library at Duke University. She works with faculty, librarians, campus IT planners and academic technology groups around the country to develop programs to support the use of technology in teaching and research initiatives. Her interests include strategic planning for libraries and for academic technology, open access and open source educational materials and mobile learning.