Forget Publish or Perish - It's #VisibleOrVanish [VIDEO]

Let me ask you this: what good is it to have the original Mona Lisa if you’re going to hide it beneath your bed?

OK, so your research data may not be considered on par with the Monalisa just yet, but who's to say that it's not important? No matter how brilliant our research is, it’s useless if it doesn’t get seen.

The old mantra of “Publish or Perish” is obsolete. With 7000 papers being published every single day, publishing alone is simply not enough to survive as a researcher, let alone a researcher who has a real impact on society.


That’s right. . . we are going from “Publish or Perish” to “Visible or Vanish.” That is, if our research isn’t visible, we simply vanish.


To shine a light on the way ahead, I've put together the Visible or Vanish series. Check out the videos below and get involved in the conversation using the #VisibleOrVanish Twitter hashtag.



#1 Video and graphical abstracts are like movie trailers for your research




#2 From publish or perish to visible or vanish




#3 WHY video and graphical abstracts?

Because Journals want them


#4 WHY video and graphical abstracts?

Because they put you in the driver's seat


#5 WHY video and graphical abstracts?

Because Journalists desperately want them


#6 WHY video and graphical abstracts?

To make science truly open




#7 What do video abstracts look like?



#8 What makes whiteboard videos so special?



#9 Three Types of science animations




#10 How do we make your video abstract?




#11 How to boost your Altmetric score with video abstracts




#12 Finally, don’t get scammed!


Did you find this blog helpful? Reach out to us on Twitter @Animate_Science to tell us your thoughts and get involved in the conversation using the #VisibleOrVanish Twitter hashtag.


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