Journal of Visualized Experiments

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Journal of Visualized Experiments  
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
J. Vis. Exp.
Discipline Life sciences, physical sciences
Language English
Publication details
MyJove Corp.
Publication history
Frequency Monthly
ISSN 1940-087X
LCCN 2007216071
OCLC no. 122906325

The Journal of Visualized Experiments (styled JoVE) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes experimental methods in video format.[1] It was established in December 2006. Moshe Pritsker is the CEO and co-founder.[2] The journal is abstracted and indexed in Index Medicus,[3] MEDLINE/PubMed,[4] BIOSIS Previews, and Science Citation Index Expanded.[5] The journal is based in Cambridge, MA. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2014 impact factor of 1.325.[6]

Format and scope[edit]

JoVE covers research methods and experimental techniques from both the physical and life sciences. The journal currently has 10 sections: Biology, Developmental Biology, Neuroscience, Immunology and Infection, Medicine, Bioengineering, Engineering, Chemistry, Behavior, Environment, and Science Education.

Function in replication[edit]

It is difficult to replicate many experiments with just a written description of what the original researcher did. Videos in the Journal of Visualized Experiments make it easier for a second researcher to follow the same procedures as the original researcher.[7]

Usage limits & copyrights[edit]

Authors own the copyright to the written article, but grant JoVE the exclusive use of the article, regardless of access type. Video copyrights are owned by JoVE. If the authors pay for open access, videos are published under the Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0 license. The author may use the video and article for non-commercial purposes. See the journal's copyright page.

Publication costs[edit]

JoVE currently operates as a subscription journal with an open access option despite having started out as a full open access publication. Submitting a closed access article with videos costs authors $2400 as of 2016 in addition to the subscription costs incurred by readers. The open access option is 75% more expensive at $4200. See the JoVE's costs page.


  1. ^ Madrigal, Alex (October 3, 2007). "Video Sites Help Scientists Show Instead of Tell". Wired. Retrieved 2010-12-02. 
  2. ^ "The Team". Journal of Visualized Experiments. MyJove Corp. December 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-02. 
  3. ^ "Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE". NLM Catalog. National Center for Biotechnology Information,. Retrieved 2011-08-30. 
  4. ^ "JoVE Leaves Open Access Behind". The Scholarly Kitchen. Retrieved 2011-08-30. 
  5. ^ "Master Journal List". Intellectual Property & Science. Thomson Reuters. Retrieved 2014-05-10. 
  6. ^ "Journal of Visualized Experiments". 2014 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2015. 
  7. ^ Jamie Holmes (August 28, 2015). "How Methods Videos Are Making Science Smarter". The New Yorker. Retrieved August 29, 2015. Video makes replication more efficient 

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