What is a Video Abstract?

Video Abstracts are short videos with voice-over that delivers your research's core message. They can be submitted with your article as part of the submission, used as part of a media campaign once you receive acceptance, or utilised for public outreach.

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  • Our expert video abstract team will produce a 2-3 minute video animation, with a professional script that follows your manuscript. 
  • We offer an American or British English voice-over, with music and/or subtitles at your request. 
  • The completed video will be delivered in mp4 video format.


time Turnaround time - 1 month

Example Video Abstract from Charlesworth Author Services

Our video abstract services offer unbeaten quality and customer service


Turnaround Time

Our turnaround times - from your pre-production approval to the delivery of the finished product - operate to a standard of one month, not including public holidays. This includes full production work, voicing and music or subtitles.


Video Creation

Our expert video abstract team will produce a 2-3 minute video animation, with a professional script that follows your manuscript. We offer an American or British English voice over, with music and/or subtitles at your request. The completed video will be delivered in mp4 video format.


Our Pricing

Our video abstract service operates at a flat fee for your convenience. Each abstract costs only $1,100. This is a comprehensive quote for your video abstract's creation.


Our video abstract services follow a simple six-step production process.


Not all articles are suitable for video abstracts. When you place your order, a member of our customer services team will contact you and ask you to provide more information by completing a Video Assessment form. You then need to send this form back to our customer services team, together with your article for them to review. If your article is suitable, we move to the pre-production stage.

We will never begin work on a video abstract if we do not feel it will reflect your research properly.


  • Our qualified scientists and motion designers, who are experts with audio-visual production, will write your voiceover script, which is a short abstract of your paper (max 300/350 words).
  • When writing the voiceover script, we will pick out key sentences and concepts from your manuscript and refer to the information you provide on your order form. We request that you are as precise as possible in telling us what you want highlighted in your work (e.g. method, concept, findings). The voiceover script is critical, as it determines the final video abstract content.
  • At this stage, you are able to revise and edit the voiceover script. We provide one round of revisions to the voiceover script within the fixed price.
  • Once the first version of the voiceover script is written, we need your acceptance before we proceed to produce the first draft video.
  • Production of the first voiceover script may take up to 5 working days.


  • You will be sent a pre-production draft video to review and make changes if required.
  • The draft video production takes up to 3 weeks from receipt of your final voiceover script.
  • One round of changes can be included in the fixed price at the pre-production video stage.
  • If no changes are required you will be sent the final mp4 file.
  • The turnaround time is one month (excluding public holidays) from when you approve your pre-production draft video to receipt of the final video file.

The total duration for video production is one month after you have confirmed any final revisions.

We consult you to approve the voiceover script and then before production of the final video. There are two rounds of revisions at these key consultation stages included in the price of your order.

  • You can make one revision to the voice-over script at pre-production stage
  • You can make one revision to the draft video abstract at pre-production stage

Unfortunately, no revisions will be possible after we produce the final version of your video.

We ensure that we capture your instructions fully before we produce the final video to avoid post-production changes. Any post-production changes will require a second video order.

We charge the same price regardless of localised English.

If you are providing material for use in your video abstract, you represent and warrant to us that you have obtained all rights necessary in order for us to use / incorporate all or any part of the material provided by you in your video abstract.

Our videos are, by default, produced without music. If you require music, copyright-free music will be used. You can tell us if you would like music on your video abstract on the Video Abstract Assessment form.

You can upload supplementary material at two stages:

Pre-production: provide the material when you receive your confirmation that your article is suitable for video production.

Production: when you review your first draft video, you may decide to include an image within the animation to better illustrate the comments.

If your supplementary material contains text, it must be in English.

You can submit supplementary material in the following formats:

Images: PPT, DOC, PDF, JPEG, PNG or TIF formats.

Documents: all Microsoft Office file formats


Our video abstracts last for 2-3 minutes. The runtime is determined by the content you supply and any supplementary material to be included. The price is the same regardless of final runtime.