We live in an incredibly fast-paced world. Minuscule details can make the difference when you want your publications to be be read, discussed, shared, and cited. A visual abstract helps to summarise your findings in a single illustration. It can make your publication more visually appealing and easily accessible. In turn, this means the paper will more likely be read and widely shared. While some journals already insist on visual abstracts, others welcome them to boost alt-metric scores and media attention.
Visual Abstracts and Summaries can vary in style depending on publisher requirements, communication channel and intended audience ranging from polished graphics to comics. They can also be animated GIFs or short films.
One image or animation summarising your research.
Accompanies conference submissions, publication abstracts or media campaigns to make research accessible.
Best launched together with your publication in a joint communication plan.