Video abstracts


We are pleased to announce the winner for the Dove Medical Press Video Abstract Award 2023

Up-Regulated Expression of ICAM1, MT1A, PTGS2, LCE3D, PPARD, and GM-CSF2 Following Solar Skincare Protection and Repair Strategies in a 3-Dimensional Reconstructed Human Skin Model

Pictured from left to right: Yohei Tanaka, Amaryllis Aganahi , Richard Parker 

Annual Video Abstract Awards

Submit a video abstract with your paper and be in to win the annual Dove Medical Press Video Abstract Award. The videos with the most views will be eligible for selection and voting will be performed by published Dove Medical Press authors.

Video abstracts are an addition to papers that we offer our authors. The videos would be presented by the author, be of 1-3 minutes duration and give an overview of their paper so readers can get an idea of the content and motivation behind the paper.

The aim is to enable authors to personally explain the importance of their work to the reader. Video abstracts will enhance the reader's understanding and appreciation of an article through the accessible presentation of the main results and conclusions reported. To maximize engagement and visibility, authors are encouraged to combine footage of themselves with other relevant material of interest—such as footage of an experiment running or a lab tour.

The English video abstracts will be published with the paper and also provided to the journal indexing databases (eg, PubMed, MedLine, Embase, Scopus, CAS).

Editorials, Expression of Concern, Corrigenda, Photo Essays and Meeting Reports do not accept video abstracts.

2024 awards: Video abstracts (papers) published before midnight on 30 November 2024 will be eligible for inclusion in the 2024 video abstract competition.


Video abstract examples:
• Convalescent Plasma Therapy: An Effective Therapeutic Option to Treat COVID-19? A Narrative Review
New modalities of cancer treatment for NSCLC: focus on immunotherapy
Worldwide increase in diabetes: implications for tuberculosis control
Effects of magnetic cobalt ferrite nanoparticles on biological and artificial lipid membranes
• Effect of melatonin on nocturnal blood pressure
• Racial differences in endothelial microparticles
• Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles
• Everolimus-eluting stents

Editorial guidelines
Please adhere to the following guidelines when producing your video abstract.
• No longer than 3 minutes in duration.
• Introduce the topic of the article, highlight the main results and conclusions and discuss future potential developments in the field as a result of the work.
• The presentation should be understandable and accessible to users outside of the immediate field of the article.
• Inclusion of additional relevant material such as animations and lab footage is encouraged. Please check if any figures/animations are subject to copyright and, if so, ensure you have permissions to use these in your video.
• Do not include small text that will be difficult to read.
• Video abstracts will only be accepted in English.
• Authors should speak clearly and slowly when presenting their video abstract.
• Terms and conditions regarding the use and distribution of video abstracts will apply in line with the copyright statement of Dove Medical Press.

• Use only your own original work. 

Technical specifications
Video abstracts must meet minimum standards of quality for both video and audio components. In creating a video abstract, please meet the following specifications.
• Format: .mp4 Only
• Maximum file size: 1 GB
• Up to 3 minutes in duration

Whilst it is always best to use professional video equipment to record your video abstract, we recognize that not all authors have access to such resources. If you have a mobile phone that produces reasonable quality video please feel free to use this. Before sending it to us always view the video yourself to ensure it is of adequate quality, ie. It is easy to see and hear everything on the video.

PLEASE NOTE: All video abstracts will be assessed for editorial suitability and quality by the editorial team. Any that are not of good enough quality will not be published.

Submission guidelines
Please send your single video abstract file via:

Follow the instructions onscreen:
• Drag your Video Abstract file to the upload box, or alternatively click the box to select the file from your files.
• Type in your name in the 'Full Name' field
• Type your email address in the 'Email' field
• In the ‘Message’ Box, please provide your Submission ID (mandatory) and follow by ‘Video Abstract’  
• Click ‘Send it'

Research funded by pharmaceutical companies

As all material published by the pharmaceutical industry requires to be peer reviewed, if your research is funded by a pharmaceutical company please submit the transcript of your video abstract, or the video abstract itself, when you submit your manuscript. The video abstract or transcript will be peer reviewed along with the manuscript. If your paper is accepted and we have not received a transcript or video abstract from you it will be too late to supply this and your video abstract will not be published with your paper.  

If you have any queries regarding video abstracts please contact us.

Updated 2 May 2024