Published online 3 September 2008 | Nature 455, 13 (2008) | doi:10.1038/455013e

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'YouTube for test tubes' to be listed on PubMed

The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) has announced that its online video protocols will be indexed in the popular US National Library of Medicine repositories MEDLINE and PubMed.

Founder and chief executive Moshe Pritsker views the MEDLINE–PubMed listing as a sign that the scientific community has accepted video-based publications. "It was a very important decision for us, and for scientific publishing," he says.

Since JoVE was founded in 2006 with support from an angel investor, the journal has published more than 200 videos, most produced by professional videographers. It aims to improve the reproducibility of scientific results by using videos to clarify subtle experimental details. The journal was itself an experiment in video publishing and remains the only video-based scientific journal. 

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