JoVE seeks to make video-based academic journals the norm

March 27, 2014

Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is a video-based scientific journal that aims to mitigate barriers to efficiently communicating research procedures among scientists. “It’s a really typical problem in science: you read the paper published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal coming from a top research university and you cannot reproduce what they wrote there,” says JoVE Co-founder Moshe Pritsker. “It’s really problematic because that’s oftentimes the only way to advance with your work. This is a problem that video publications can solve.” Since its launch in 2006, JoVE has published more than 3,500 step-by-step scientific demonstrations in 9 different categories; more than 900 institutions have contributed to the journal, including the University of Toronto, the University of British Columbia, McGill University, Harvard University and John Hopkins University. Pritsker envisions also using the video approach in such disciplines as economics, psychology and sociology. University Affairs