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Transfusion Clips: a new section for TRANSFUSION
Article first published online: 11 JUN 2012
© 2012 American Association of Blood Banks
Volume 52, Issue 6, page 1168, June 2012
How to Cite
Flegel, W. A. and Ness, P. M. (2012), Transfusion Clips: a new section for TRANSFUSION. Transfusion, 52: 1168. doi: 10.1111/j.1537-2995.2012.03684.x
- Issue published online: 11 JUN 2012
- Article first published online: 11 JUN 2012
With this issue of TRANSFUSION, we inaugurate a new feature: “Transfusion Clips.” Similar to Transfusion Medicine Illustrated, an established and highly rated feature since 2001, we reach out to the social media arena to attain a wider and more diverse audience, difficult to reach by printed material alone. Younger members of the community, possible future blood donors or transfusion medicine specialists, may have their first contact with our profession through social media including video clips.
Such video clips will now have a home in the printed pages of TRANSFUSION and on its Web page. Ideally a clip will be accompanied by an original article in the same issue, but we anticipate that most clips will stand alone and not have any relation to other contributions in current or past TRANSFUSION issues. There may be legacy videos, still current in their value, or new productions. Standard clinical and laboratory procedures or processes applicable to transfusion medicine can be documented for educational purposes. Innovative, artistic, and even humorous contributions furthering the cause of blood transfusion can be featured and widely shared within the transfusion community and beyond.
Rather than uploading a clip through current Web media, there are advantages to publishing your clip in TRANSFUSION. As with any scientific publication, there is a review process requiring possible revisions, assuring quality and acceptance by peers. A Transfusion Clip will be permanently accessible and become part of the medical literature, the contribution indexed and retrievable through the usual online repositories. All clips will be available in high-resolution format in the Wiley online library hosting the TRANSFUSION website. If suitable for public distribution, the clip will be also posted on YouTube in its lower-resolution format, where it will be referenced to the original work in TRANSFUSION. Any text spoken in the clip will be provided with an English transcript and subtitled to the video, enabling automatic translation in multiple languages. For an example see Transfusion 2011;51:2703-8.1,2
Authors are encouraged to submit their work through Manuscript Central using the “Transfusion Clip” manuscript type. Utmost attention should be given to an extremely concise format: the clip should ideally be shorter than 5 minutes and never exceed 10 minutes. Please prepare a one-page title page with author(s), affiliation, contact information, and conflict of interest statement; a brief paragraph of no more than 250 words describing the clip; and one representative stationary picture that can be, but does not have to be, taken from the video. The brief description should be also uploaded into the abstract text box section. An accepted clip will be assigned one page in the print journal containing the uploaded information (author[s], affiliation, brief description, etc.) plus instructions for locating and viewing the video.
We hope that this new feature will provide authors with a different means of communicating their work and that our readers will find Transfusion Clips a new approach to expand their awareness of transfusion medicine topics. We welcome your comments and encourage your participation.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
The authors declare no competing interest relevant to this article.
- 1Red blood cell preservation by droplet freezing with polyvinyl pyrrolidone or sucrose/dextrose and by bulk freezing with glycerol [Video]. Transfusion 2011;51:2703-8. Available from: URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/store/10.1111/j.1537-2995.2011.03258.x/asset/supinfo/TRF_3258_sm_supp_info_1.mov?v=1&s=52ff18cc88abd4e45ace2578c82ae87793c5e59c, , , , , .
- 2National Institutes of Health, Clinical Center. The NIH Clinical Center's guide to blood droplet freezing. 2011. [cited 2012 Apr 12]. Available from: URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEVITiCFX1s