Video abstracts are a great way to increase your research impact. A video abstract allows you to explain research in your own words, encourage people to engage in your research, and increase your research visibility. Finally, video abstracts allow you to reach a wider demographic – allowing you to reach your community in a wider scale.
Tips for creating a video abstract:
- Keep it short, ideally 2-3 minutes.
- Clearly define the problem, your research, and the broader impact.
- Be accessible – use clear language and be succinct. Video abstracts are a great way to engage a larger audience.
- Include images – pictures, graphs, charts or tables.
- End with a call to action – encourage people to read your article!
Below are a few examples of video abstracts that successfully tell a story.
You can checkout video, audio and computer equipment from the libraries. Post your video on YouTube or Vimeo and share it on MOspace.
One way to improve your research impact is to utilize free social media tools like Twitter, a microblogging service that makes it easy to engage with researchers and funders alike. It helps raise your professional profile and can help increase your Almetrics score.
Why should you utilize Twitter?
- You can quickly follow emerging news and trends in your field
- Connect and converse with people, inside and outside of your field, regarding your research
- Increase your research visibility
- Find out about conferences, calls for abstracts, and funding opportunities
How to make Twitter work for you?
- Add a short bio and #hashtag your research keywords.
- Follow people, journals, and funders in your field – you can search for them by entering terms in the search box. Twitter will curate a specific feed on your homepage of relevant information, called “tweets”.
- Share! Make tweets about recent articles in your field – written by you or others. Your opinion on developments in your field or on others’ research or news and blog posts relevant to your research. Here are some tips to make your tweets gain traction:
- Use #hashtags to ensure you’re reaching the right community and @tag anyone relevant to the tweet.
- Pictures and infographics are engaging and increase the likelihood of engagement.
- Encourage discussion by asking thoughtful questions or thought-provoking commentary.
- Remember to be professional.
Sign up for Twitter here and remember to follow @MizzouLibraries
Your research is important and we want to help you ensure it is making an impact. ORCiD is a great way to start increasing your research impact with minimal effort.
What is ORCiD?
An ORCiD ID is a permanent unique identifier for researchers. Using your ORCID iD is more accurate and secure than a name: many people can have the same name but each ORCID iD is unique. They protect your unique scholarly identity and help you keep your publication record up-to-date with very little effort.
Why should you get an ORCiD ID?
ORCiD ID’s are permanent and will follow you throughout your entire career.
ORCiD is increasingly used by individuals (e.g. as a signature in emails) and systems (e.g. in Scopus, PubMed), enabling recognition and discoverability.
ORCiD automatically updates your profile from other systems – saving you time.
ORCiD is unique to you.
How to get an ORCID ID?
Here is a detailed explanation of how to get your ORCID started. Reach out to the library for help!