Cover image for Vol. 69 Issue 10

Edited By: Angelo Azzi and William J. Whelan

Impact Factor: 3.141

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 99/189 (Cell Biology); 123/286 (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)

Online ISSN: 1521-6551

Associated Title(s): Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry, BioFactors

IUBMB Life Video Highlights

Video Highlights: Guidelines, Tips, and How to Submit

Why submit a Video Highlight? It should act as a teaser to pique the interest of readers and draw them to your article. Before you begin please view some examples of Video Highlights at Wiley Video Highlights.

What do I talk about?

Preparation is crucial to the success of a Video Highlight. Consider the following when planning:

  • What is novel about my research communication?
  • Why is my research communication important to the field?
  • Where is the field going?
  • Where would I like to see the field go?

Before Recording:

  • Prepare some notes on the area you want to cover and some specific interesting information
  • Rehearse your talk and ensure that your Video Highlight is kept within the recommended time

When Recording:

  • Do not speak directly from a script if possible
  • Spontaneously let your personality surface as an aspect that brings life to your Video Highlight
    and value to your article
  • Conclude your Video Highlight with an invitation for readers to get in contact and discuss your
    article, ask questions, or provide feedback via email if you would like

Recording Tips:

  • The ideal length of a Video Highlight is 2 - 5 minutes
  • Save your Video Highlight as MPEG, AVI, or other YouTube-accepted file formats
  • Use computer built-in microphone and webcam or external ones. Before the actual recording,
    register a few seconds to calibrate your voice volume and control for background noise.
  • Look directly into the webcam

If you use music, it is your responsibility to make sure that it is not copyrighted!


  • Please send your video via Dropbox or YouSendIt to kjeannet@wiley.com within four weeks
    after acceptance of your article to ensure your video is ready upon its publication.
  • Please be sure to include either "_AA" for Angelo Azzi or "_WW" for William Whelan at the
    end of the file name for your Video Highlight depending upon which Editor managed your manuscript to make your video easily identifiable and routed accordingly.
  • The Editors of IUBMB Life will review each Video Highlight submitted.
  • You will be notified via email if your Video Highlight is approved for publication. Submission
    does not guarantee publication
  • For questions, please contact Kevin Jeannette at kjeannet@wiley.com.

We look forward to receiving your submissions! Good luck!

Angelo Azzi and William J. Whelan
Editors, IUBMB Life