Submission and Review
Video Produced by JoVE
Authors within our videographer network choose a Video Produced by JoVE where our professional team manages the filming and production process. Our production team, composed of professional science and video editors, manages the entire video process. You submit an original manuscript according to JoVE guidelines, which must complete internal editorial review and then external peer review to be accepted for publication. After your manuscript is accepted, JoVE's PhD scriptwriters translate your manuscript into a video script and tell you what materials and reagents to prepare in advance. On the day of filming, JoVE sends a professional videographer to your lab to shoot the video. The protocol is filmed "in mock," much like a cooking show, and the entire shoot is typically completed within one day. Following filming, JoVE edits your video and adds professional voice-over talent to narrate the science shown on film.
In order to be eligible for a Video Produced by JoVE, your lab (or the location you intend to film) must be within our Videographer Network. If you have questions regarding the videographer coverage area or submitting a manuscript, please contact email@example.com.
Important details regarding video production workflow can be found in the Workflow for Video Produced by JoVE.
Video Produced by Author
Authors, particularly those outside of ourvideographer network, may opt to produce their own video. Authors intending to submit in this production type must submit the manuscript and the video concurrently. The video must fit within the JoVE format and style as well as meet the technical and animal care guidelines specified in our Guidelines for Video Produced by Author. Video Produced by Author submissions receive no editing assistance from the JoVE production staff. For Video Produced by Author submissions, both the video and manuscript are editorially and peer reviewed at the same time, and therefore must be submitted together.
NOTE:This publication option should only be selected if the authors have the technical and professional expertise to edit video and audio media. Fifty percent of Video Produced by Author submissions typically fail our internal quality control guidelines and the remainder require numerous rounds of revisions.
Important details regarding Video Produced by Author workflow can be found in the Workflow for Video Produced by Author.
Manuscript preparation and submission
We accept written manuscripts that follow our Manuscript Instructions for Authors. Video Produced by JoVE submissions require only the written components, while Video Produced by Author submissions must provide the written components and the video with the initial submission.
Required Submission Components:
- Cover letter describing:
- Why this work should be published in JoVE's unique multimedia format
- Author contributions
- The names of any JoVE editors who have assisted you in the submission process
- A list of 6 peer reviewer names with their institutional affiliation and email addresses You may also suggest up to three opposed reviewers
- Manuscript in the proper format. Please download and use either the Standard Manuscript Template or Medical Manuscript Template and follow the guidelines in the Manuscript Instructions for Authors document.
- Separate figure files/data tables in the proper formats according to the Manuscript Instructions for Authors document.
- Separate Excel spreadsheet with Tables of Specific Materials/Equipment.
- A signed Author License Agreement or Author License Agreement UK. This can be uploaded with your submission or mailed/faxed to the editorial office (Note: only one Agreement is required per submission).
You should also have the following prepared:
- Names, emails and mailing addresses of your co-authors
- Names and emails of at least 6 suggested reviewers
- Billing contact and address; you will not be invoiced until your article has been editorially accepted, but the contact information is collected at submission
- Low resolution video (less than 50 MB) for Video Produced by Author submissions only
- JoVE Endnote Style File (EndNote)
- JoVE Reference Manager Style File (Reference Manager)
- JoVE CSL Style File ( Zotero, Mendeley, Papers, Qiqqa, Drupal, Pandoc)
When all components are completed, please follow our submission instructions at http://www.jove.com/publish/ready-to-start
Internal, editorial review
All submitted manuscripts undergo internal, editorial review immediately upon submission. Editorial review ensures that all manuscripts are written according to JoVE guidelines, the content fits within JoVE's scope, and the protocol is filmable. Manuscripts that do not meet JoVE's guidelines will require revisions or may be rejected. Upon completion of internal, editorial review, your manuscript has passed quality control and will be published in JoVE, pending external peer review.
NOTE: For Video Produced by Author submissions, both the manuscript and video undergo Editorial Review (also called Production Review) at the same time.
All JoVE submissions include a one-time fee to help cover the costs of publication. Your publication fee depends on the production type and access type.
Video Produced by JoVE
To partially cover the cost of scripting, videography, voiceover, editing, and publication expenses, you will be charged a production fee. Authors may choose to publish in standard access, meaning that the viewer needs to have a JoVE subscription to see the full article (list of subscribed institutions), or open access, meaning that anyone can read the protocol and watch the video. For more information, see our Author License Agreement. UK authors, please see our Author License Agreement UK and our page on UK compliance.
Standard access: $2,400
Open access: $4,200
Video production requires money and resources. Please, do not submit a manuscript that you do not wish to publish. Submissions may be canceled with no penalty up until the point at which a script has been written. A fee of $1,200 will be charged if the author withdraws the submission after a script is written in order to offset the cost of pre-production.
Video Produced by Author
Although there are no video production costs for Video Produced by Author submissions, you will be charged a handling fee to offset IT and publication expenses. Authors may choose to publish in standard access, meaning that the viewer needs to have a JoVE subscription to see the full article (list of subscribed institutions), or open access, meaning that anyone can read the protocol and watch the video. For more information, see our Author License Agreement. UK authors, please see our Author License Agreement UK and our page on UK compliance.
Standard access: $1,200
Open access: $3,000
External, peer review
Following completion of internal, editorial review, all manuscripts are sent out to be peer reviewed by fellow experts in your field of research. The peer review comments are intended to improve the overall quality and scientific rigor of the article. You are expected to revise your manuscript according to peer review comments. When your manuscript has passed peer review, it will be finalized by a JoVE editor, at which time it will be considered in-press. Your final, revised manuscript will then be used to create the narrative for your video by the science writers in our video department and will be published as the full text article in our journal.
NOTE: For Video Produced by Author submissions, both the manuscript and video undergo peer review at the same time.