Frequently Asked Questions
What is JoVE?
JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) is the first peer reviewed scientific video journal, indexed in PubMed. JoVE publishes video articles on experimental methods in biological, medical, chemical and physical research.
Are JoVE Video Articles Peer Reviewed?
Yes, all of our articles undergo peer review. To learn more about the submission, review and publication process, see our information for prospective authors.
Is JoVE indexed in PubMed?
Yes, JoVE articles are indexed in PubMed, Medline, ChemAbstracts, SciFinder and Scopus. This list is constantly updating, so stay tuned!
Are JoVE articles cited in other science journals and what is the JoVE’s Impact Factor?
Yes. JoVE articles are cited in many science journals including leading publications such as Nature, Cell, PNAS, PLoS and others. JoVE’s calculated unofficial Impact Factor is 1.19, determined using the regular impact factor methodology as described here. To obtain an official Impact Factor, a journal has to be selected by Thomson Reuters (ISI) for indexing in the Web of Science, which we expect to happen in the future.
How many articles has JoVE published?
Since our first article was published in October, 2006, JoVE has published 2382 articles. As of April 2012, JoVE has published more than 1,600 video articles, filmed in laboratories of leading research institutions in North America, Europe and Asia. Per month, JoVE publishes 50 video articles. New articles are released on a daily basis.
To publish my article in JoVE, do I need to make the video myself?
No, JoVE has an international network of videographers and a production team at our headquarters, which will work with you to make the video. Please check to see if there is a videographer in your area.
Does JoVE require a subscription for access to its online videos?
Yes, JoVE content (about 80%) is available under subscription. See our subscription information to learn more.
Most JoVE video articles are filmed and edited by video professionals. Since video production is very expensive, the cost per article for JoVE is much higher than for traditional, text-only publications. It is not possible to completely cover the costs of video production using the typical Open Access model, in which fees are collected from academic authors. Consequently, JoVE employs the institutional subscription model that is typical to many scientific journals. However, the Open Access option is offered to authors, and nearly 20% authors use it. To learn more about publication in JoVE, see our information for prospective authors.
What is an "Issue" for an online-only publication?
Since JoVE does not release a printed issue but still must conform to the convention of "issues" for citation purposes, we order our content into issues based on the month of release. You can see an archive of JoVE’s issues here, including the number of articles published in each section for each issue.
How can I follow news from JoVE?
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