Reach out to a bigger audience with engaging video content.

Video Abstracts

Videos have become the most consumed content format across the globe.
Transform your research article into an engaging video abstract that is highly appealing, explains your research, creates visibility & reach, and is flexible for promotion across various platforms.

Video Abstracts

Share your research story in the form of content that works best across online and offline channels

$1,750 | 3-4 weeks

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  • Use it for dissemination on social media, marketing your research, and influencing decision makers and the rest of the world
  • Effectively reach out to your target audience with audio-visual content
  • 2-minute animated videos designed in an engaging format
  • Receive a support kit that includes a video script + audio file
  • Code embedded for hosting requirements on lab/university/personal pages
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How It Works
Step 1

Share your revised or accepted manuscript along with the supporting files.

Step 2

Our expert summarizes your research into a draft script.

Step 3

You approve the draft script, and our production team then creates your video.

Step 4

Download your video and share it with anyone, across different platforms.

What will be shared under this service?
  • Video file in MP4 and WMV format
  • Audio file in WAV format
  • Slide deck of video images
  • Supporting text that includes keywords (only in English):
    • Search engine optimized video title
    • Suggested video description text
    • Link to your article DOI
Frequently Asked Questions

A video abstract is a short video that appears at the top of your article that highlights the key findings of your work.

It’s a very effective means of making your article stand out and encourage readership of your work.

It makes for a great promotional tool that can be shared on a variety of social media channels, by you and SAGE.

Animations and narrated slide decks give you the freedom to explain your research in a visual manner, adding impact to your findings.

Video Abstracts will be peer-reviewed, so make sure that all material in your Video Abstract directly supports the conclusions of your article and stays within the scope of your research.

For manuscripts that are already published, SAGE will be unable to publish your video abstract alongside the manuscript. However, for manuscripts that have not yet been published, SAGE can publish your video abstract alongside your manuscript, once you have had the script peer-reviewed by the journal, incorporated the suggested changes, if any, and then submitted the final video files to the journal to be published. We can help you incorporate the changes suggested by the journal, if any, in the video abstract. Please let your SAGE Editor know prior to acceptance of your article if you want to publish a video abstract alongside your manuscript.

Our production team will find the below inputs useful:

  • Your accepted manuscript
  • Original, high-resolution image files, if any
  • Supplementary tables and figures
  • Supporting material such as PowerPoint presentations, slide decks, or posters that capture the essence of the source content and help distil the take-home message

(We accept most compatible file types as long as the file size is limited to 100 MB.)

Note: We cannot host the video abstract along with the article on the SAGE Journal website if the article has already been published

Our production team will find the below inputs useful:

  • Your accepted or revised research paper
  • Original, high-resolution image files, if any
  • Supplementary tables and figures
  • Supporting material such as PowerPoint presentations, slide decks, or posters that capture the essence of the source content and help distil the take-home message
    (We accept most compatible file types as long as the file size is limited to 100 MB.)
  • Note: For your video to be hosted along with your manuscript on SAGE Journal websites, we’ll need a video script that is peer-reviewed by the journal for creating the Video Abstract.

For this, we can support you in the following ways:

  • If you have a video script ready, please share it with the journal at the time of submission of your paper and have the video script peer reviewed as well.
  • If you don’t have a Video Script, we can write this for you. Please provide us with your revised manuscript (so that any changes requested by the reviewers have already been incorporated). We’ll then prepare the video script and share it with you; you should submit the video script to the journal along with your revised manuscript so that they can be peer-reviewed by the journal. Once the peer review is done, we can incorporate any journal-suggested changes and deliver the final files back to you.

We will send you the first draft of the video abstract script for approval. We will begin with voiceover and animation only once we know you are happy with the content.

For published manuscripts, we will share the below tools with you for self-promotion:

  • Suggested description text for Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn
  • Social media hashtags
  • Search engine optimized alt text for the video abstract
  • Link to your article DOI

For manuscripts that have not yet been published, as well as the above-listed self-promotion tools, SAGE can also publish your video abstract with your manuscript. However, this can only be done if a video script, peer-reviewed by the journal, was submitted to us for creating the video abstract. In a case where you don’t have a peer-reviewed video script, we can create a video script for you, which needs to be submitted to the journal for peer-review, and then shared with us for creating the video abstract.

Please let your SAGE Editor know prior to acceptance of your article if you want to publish a video abstract alongside your manuscript.

Get your valuable research to inspire people across borders, languages, and disciplines.