By Teri Hartman
Visual abstracts are summaries in a graphical form that engage your readers by highlighting key findings or arguments of your research article. Visual abstracts make it easy to communicate and amplify your research on journal sites, social media, and DigitalCommons.
Primers on visual abstracts:
- Dr. Abbey Fingeret, Associate Professor, UNMC Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, has a tutorial in Thrive on creating visual abstracts.
- Dr. Andrew M. Ibrahim, Chief Medical Officer of HOK and Resident Surgeon at the University of Michigan, has written an open-source primer on creating visual abstracts.
Examples of published visual abstracts include those in Chest and Journal of Graduate Medical Education. Journals and publishers offer templates and instruction on creating visual abstracts, such as Medical Education at Wiley
You can see how other researchers are using Twitter to share their research using visual abstracts. Search for #visualabstract – note that you don’t have to have a Twitter account to see these results.
Consider creating a visual abstract to attract more attention to your next research article.