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12.08.2021 | Member News & Releases

IBS Research Paper Is Topic for 1,000th Research Square Video Byte 

Produced to help researchers communicate findings to scientific communities and public 

December 8, 2021 – Research Square announces the release of its 1,000th Video Byte, which uses a combination of images, video footage, and music to provide short and accessible synopses of published research findings and how they impact society – all within one minute. 

This 1,000th video introduces and explains a published paper titled, “Treating IBS with Cognitive-behavioral Therapy Induces Changes in the Brain-gut-microbiome Axis.” The article was just published in Microbiome, a peer-reviewed journal published by BMC, a part of Springer Nature.

“The microbiome is an exciting and fast moving research field, with findings that impact every aspect of our lives,” said Srimathy Sriskantharajah, Publisher at BioMed Central. “At Microbiome, we wanted to give authors a means to share their findings in an easy and accessible form. Video Bytes do just that, and we have received very positive feedback from our authors about their videos.“ 

Research Square’s Video Bytes service, launched in August 2018, makes authors’ journal-published research more accessible to colleagues, as well as potential collaborators, funders, and members of the public who are interested in their associated areas of research. The short one-minute video format also helps authors share their videos on social media or upload them to their websites.

Research Square’s internal studies have shown that journal articles accompanied with Video Bytes have yielded 140% higher Altmetric scores, 80% more article views, and 33% higher article rankings than other articles published in the same journals. 

“Communicating research clearly and accurately has never been more important,” said Amye Kenall, Vice President for Product and Publishing at Research Square Company.  “Video Bytes are custom created by expert scientific script writers, illustrators, and animators to provide an accurate picture of a researcher’s key findings.”

Research Square’s Video Bytes are prepared and delivered within 10 business days of ordering by a team of expert scientific script writers, illustrators, and animators. The process also includes input and reviews by corresponding authors to ensure accuracy and satisfaction with the final product. 

“This video is professionally done, both from an artistic and scientific viewpoint,” said Dr. Emeran A. Mayer, Distinguished Research Professor of Medicine at UCLA’s G. Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress & Resilience and corresponding author of the featured Microbiome paper.

Authors can learn more about Video Bytes and other research promotion services by visiting researchsquare.com/researchers/promotion. Journal editors and publishers can contact businessdevelopment@researchsquare.com.  

About Research Square Research Square, a division of Research Square Company and one of Fast Company’s Brands that Matter, exists to make research communication faster, fairer, and more useful. Our industry-leading preprint platform, launched in 2018, is a  large, author-centric preprint server that brings transparency to the peer review process. Through our journal-integrated In Review service, innovative author features, manuscript assessments, and research promotion services, we enable researchers to establish the primacy of their work, share it with the broader community, and receive useful feedback much earlier in the publication process. By improving the way science is shared, we accelerate the pace of global discovery and advancement. For more information on our platform and research promotion services, visit researchsquare.com.

About Research Square Company Research Square Company, a five-time INC 5000 award winner, exists to make research communication faster, fairer, and more useful. Through our industry leading preprint platform, Research Square, research promotion tools, and AJE’s comprehensive suite of manuscript preparation services, we are proud to have supported over 2.5 million authors in 192 countries since our founding in 2004. Across all sides of our business, our team of former researchers and publishing industry professionals truly understand the importance of sharing research results with the world. By helping researchers communicate their work more effectively, we accelerate the pace of global discovery and advancement. 

For more information on our services and partnership opportunities, visit company.researchsquare.com.

About BioMed Central A pioneer of open access publishing, BMC has an evolving portfolio of high quality peer-reviewed journals including broad interest titles such as BMC Biology and BMC Medicine, specialist journals such as Malaria Journal and Microbiome, and the BMC Series. Expanding beyond biomedicine into the physical sciences, mathematics and engineering disciplines, BMC now offers a wider portfolio of subject fields on a single open access platform. At BMC, research is always in progress. We are committed to continual innovation to better support the needs of our communities, ensuring the integrity of the research we publish, and championing the benefits of open research. BMC is part of Springer Nature. Learn more at  www.biomedcentral.com

Contact Phillip Bogdan, Communications Manager | 919-213-1523 | phillip.bogdan@researchsquare.com

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