Video Abstracts & Bytes

Communicate your research to a broader audience

Our goal is to produce an accurate synopsis of your article that is accessible to anyone - from colleagues and potential collaborators, to funders and members of the public who are interested in your research.

Our data show that articles with a video have:


140% higher Altmetric scores


80% more article views


33% higher rankings than articles published in the same journal

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Video: Research Square Video Abstracts

  • Video Byte

  • 1-min. overview of your work and how it impacts society.

  • What is a video byte?

  • For a lay audience

    Includes a guided process to help you create compelling text

    Images and footage


    Video posted on social media and tagged with keywords, a short title, description, and article link


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  • Video Abstract

  • 2-3 min. animation explaining methods, findings, and the contribution of your research to the field.

  • What is a video abstract?

  • For a scientifically literate audience

    Custom animation

    Images and footage

    Professional script writing


    Music (upon request)

    Video posted on Cloudflare and tagged with keywords, a short title, description, and article link

    A detailed brief with tips and resources to help you maximize the reach of your video

    A slidedeck of stills for use in presentations or posters


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  • Custom Video

  • Looking for something different? Examples include:

    Lay summary


    Animated gif

    Promotional video

    Video for a course

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"Research Square did an exceptional job conveying our research with their animation. We are completely amazed by the succinct, engaging, and visually appealing video they created! During development, communication with the team was very responsive and they provided additional materials to make promotion easy."

Ariel Marcy

University of Queensland, Australia

Interested in how videos can boost the impact of your research?