Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Journal of Visualized Experiments - why?

JoVE Following the post earlier this week about Bioscreencast, I was interested to read César Sánchez's views on JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments. The site is very nicely implemented ans there is some nice content, although it has to be said that there are a lot of talking heads where the video format adds little, but I am in agreement with César's doubts:

  • Is a majority of the scientific community willing to participate in such a transparency effort?
  • Why should you bother to record those experiments and submit the video to JoVE?
The creators of Bioscreencast and JoVE need scientists to spend large amounts of time producing watchable videos without getting any serious academic credit in return. Will they?

1 comment:

  1. JoVE don't expect researchers to film their experiments. Instead, THEY have a team filmmakers who do the actual filming.

    The levels of submissions continues to rise which is a positive sign.