Scientific Video Protocols proudly stands as the premier fully-open access, peer-reviewed video platform that publishes in cinematic quality. We feature scientifically robust research across all areas of natural science and technology, produced by distinguished research groups with an exceptional track record.
At the heart of each protocol is a high-quality video, filmed and edited by professional cinematographers. The open accessibility of these video protocols on YouTube enables broad dissemination of experimental methodologies among both the scientific community and the general public. This not only promotes the authors’ research activities, but also facilitates the reproducibility of their results.
Each YouTube video protocol is created from a manuscript that has undergone a meticulous quality check and rigorous peer review process. The accepted manuscript is published on our platform, https://scivpro.com, in conjunction with the video protocol.
Our submission process, compared to standard journal platforms, is significantly streamlined. It eliminates the need to fill out tedious forms, relying instead on a simple DropBox workflow.
Scientific Video Protocols is a fully open access platform and we do not charge any subscription fees. Our philosophy is that authors should only be charged for the concrete services provided by the publisher. In our case, we provide peer-reviewed video articles. Open Access Article Processing Charges (APCs) are determined based on the complexity of the script agreed upon with the authors.
How do I pay?
Our Open Access Article Processing Charges (OA APCs) are generally on par with those that you would expect to pay for a standard journal article to be made available Open Access without embargo (Gold Open Access). For reference, consider the fees charged by publishers like Nature. The process of securing funds for these charges may vary depending on your institution. It is the authors' responsibility to secure these funds, and they may need to consult their department administration if funds are not immediately available. Please note, we are neither affiliated with nor planning to become members of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). Furthermore, we do not provide discounts based on authors' locations.
More on the Current, Unfair, Publication Industry
Typically, authors are employed by Universities, which are partially funded by taxpayers’ money. In the traditional publication industry model, authors submit articles to peer-reviewed journals for free. These articles are then sold back to Universities at substantial subscription fees. The ‘Open-Access’ model has made little impact on this business practice. Here, publishers charge authors an ‘open-access fee’ to make the article freely accessible. In addition, publishers leverage a large pool of reviewers, typically employed by Universities, who review submitted manuscripts at no cost. Neither authors nor reviewers receive any royalties for their work.
The costs of subscription fees are often hidden under confidential agreements. However, some countries and institutes have recently begun to disclose this information. For example, Finland (with a population of 5.5 million people) paid over 25 million euros to scientific publishers in 2015, as detailed in this report. Additional public financial data on the amounts spent by various nations and universities on journal subscriptions can be found here.
Consider the analogy of a musician being required to pay a fee to a producer just to have their songs available in an online store, with no profit accruing to the musician.
Having been subjected to this unjust system for years as scientists ourselves, we’ve decided to adopt a different approach with Scientific Video Protocols by charging authors only for tangible services provided
Aims and Scope
Scientific Video Protocols is dedicated to publishing research from a broad spectrum of natural sciences and technology. We specialize in the following types of publications:
- Video protocols detailing the fabrication of devices, execution of experiments, and the implementation of techniques
- Video reviews, presented in the format of interviews with leading experts
All protocols featured in our publications have proven their efficacy and/or have been used in primary research papers published in top-tier journals. These protocols and reviews undergo a rigorous peer-review process conducted by recognized experts in their respective fields. At Scientific Video Protocols, we handle the complete video production process. Each protocol comes with a comprehensive list of required materials and equipment, detailed instructions, timing information, troubleshooting tips, as well as guidance on data analysis and interpretation.
Every manuscript we receive is allocated to an editor from our Editorial Board, who is a specialist in the relevant field. If the subject matter extends beyond our areas of expertise, we may assign the manuscript to a Guest Editor. This assigned Editor oversees the peer review process and holds the final say on the manuscript’s acceptance, revision, or rejection.
The peer-review process is designed to accommodate the specific type of content that you submit. Subject to compliance with our guidelines, we handle three potential scenarios:
- Authors submit work that has already been peer-reviewed and published.
- Authors submit work that is partially novel.
- Authors submit entirely novel work.
Our reviewers have the responsibility of determining whether a paper is scientifically valid. They are encouraged to offer constructive feedback. We do not accept negative criticism that arises from conflicts of interest, such as competition within the same field.
After the two reviews are submitted, the editor makes a final decision, which is then shared with the author.
The video protocol is uploaded on Youtube, which has about 2.7 billion active users each month. The Youtube video will be also shared across a variety of social media platforms.
Scientific Video Protocols is currently indexed by Google Scholar. We plan to index our platform with other services in the near future (e.g. ISI Web of Science and Scopus).
We encourage authors to upload their scientific protocols on both ArXiv and their institutional repositories. Because our submission workflow is entirely based on Dropbox, your data is safely stored in the Cloud.
We launched Scientific Video Protocols in November 2018 and we cannot provide any metrics at the moment.
No, we will not use any misleading and fake metrics.
Scientific Video Protocols is published by BULLAKI ltd
The published video and the published article are freely available to the public from our platform (scivpro.com)
The published article is licensed by the authors under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC-BY-4.0). We retain full copyright of the published video.
With this license you are free to share (copy, and redistribute the material in any medium or format) and adapt (remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially) as long as you give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
All published content in Scientific Video Protocols is available in full text without embargo.
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Any contract signed by authors, including but not limited to the Open Access Agreement and Video Production Agreement, will supersede any text or statements made on this website. We expressly disclaim all liability in respect to actions taken or not taken based on any or all the contents of this site.
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