Video abstracts

Revolutionising the concept of video abstracts

Our contact with technology has shortened our attention spans. The digital era means we are used to getting information mostly in abbreviated forms and are confronted with too many choices on the internet. The new habits of consuming information are also applicable to scientific research and this means different requirements are needed for those producing content.

In this document, you will find step-by-step guidance for creating a video abstract, from conception to production. The guide can support you to produce your own video abstracts, taking account of the different equipment and budget people have.

Please note that you will be responsible for the project from beginning to end.* After the video submission, our multimedia team will review it, suggest any potential changes and then publish it.

If you have any questions throughout the process, please email multimedia.journals@bmj.com and our Journals Multimedia Editor, Leticia Amorim, will get in touch with you.

*Please use BMJ’s consent form for any image or footage that needs consent to publication. More information on BMJ’s confidentiality policy can be found here.