Video Abstracts

Submit a Video Abstract for Your Accepted Paper

ASLO offers you the opportunity to present a short video abstract for your article to be published in Limnology and Oceanography: Methods. Upon acceptance of your manuscript, you may submit a short video abstract which will be hosted on the WileyVideoAbstract YouTube Channel.

Once your article is published in L&O: Methods and available on Wiley Online Library, a link to your article will be added to the YouTube “description” field under the video so that people watching can easily click to see your article.

Recording Guidelines & Tips

What should I talk about?

This is an opportunity to present your article through social media, thereby potentially drawing in a larger readership.  Much as with the written abstract, the video abstract should tell the audience what your article is about and convey your key results and conclusions.  Note that your video abstract will not be peer reviewed or edited, but rather it will be posted exactly as you shoot it. 

Only one video will be posted per published article, but any of the co-authors can prepare it.  We suggest you use a relaxed but serious, professional tone for your abstract.  We do not suggest that you completely script your talk because, without some element of spontaneity, the piece may end up sounding monotone. The video should be no more than 2 minutes long.   You may wish to include one or two figures from your article in the video abstract, particularly if they are visually striking and help convey your message.  Complicated figures are unwieldy in a short video, and tables seldom if ever are appropriate. You can even create a new figure that conveys the essential points of your article.  However, you should not present data or conclusions that were not a part of your accepted manuscript.

Recording Tips:

  • Ideal length: 1.5 to 2 minutes
  •  Format: MPEG or AVI file
  • An ordinary video camera, quality smart phone, or high-quality computer webcam and microphone are all suitable for the recording.
  • You may wish to have a friend or colleague shoot the video for you.  The press offices at some universities and institutions can also assist you with this.
  •  Remember to look directly into the webcam so that you are addressing your audience
  • You can introduce figures to your video by holding up a printed copy as you speak, by showing them on a computer as you speak, or by editing them into the video after shooting.

How to Submit Your Video Abstract

Submit your video abstract here. Please remember to include the following information with your submission.

  • Article Title
  • Author Name
  • ScholarOne Manuscript ID*
  • Email Address

(*Note: Video Abstracts will only be considered once the associated paper has been accepted to by L&O: Methods. In addition, Paul Kemp, the EiC of L&O Methods, would be open to reviewing a draft version of the video abstract prior to submission. )