Ten months after the launch of the first life sciences video journal, scientists are cautiously embracing online video to provide detailed demonstrations of experimental protocols or explanations of results. But so far, Web sites offering such videos get few visitors compared to journals and other online resources.The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE), the first online video methods journal, launched in October, 2006, and releases an issue each month featuring about 15 videos on a specific topic. SciVee, which will link videos of authors explaining a paper's results, is set to launch on September 1. Established science publishers are considering such content as well. JoVE offers more than 90 videos and receives 300-500 unique visitors each day, compared to tens of thousands of visitors to the Nature Protocols website and 1500-2000 daily visits to PLoS One. Regarding the numbers, Moshe Pritsker, co-creator of JoVE, told The Scientist, "We've...
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