This issue of Journal of Oral Implantology (JOI) contains a link for a video abstract that can be found at the beginning of the article, directly after the text abstract. The JOI editorial staff appreciates the extra time and effort put forth by the corresponding author to create this video abstract. The paper is “Soft Tissue Enhancement and Implant Placement Following Partial Mandibulectomy Due to Squamous Cell Carcinoma,” by Bernardello et al.

Video abstracts for JOI will provide an overview of the published paper that will enable authors to add a personal touch to their work beyond the text-based format. Some JOI readers find text-based learning to be more efficient, while others find learning easier through video. JOI is adding video abstracts so articles can be attractive to both groups and provide a deeper and more diverse experience for readers. Authors will be able to explain their scientific/clinical research or clinical case presentations through traditional presentation techniques with the added capability of including demonstrations. The video must not change or alter the conclusions of the accepted peer-reviewed paper, however it does afford flexibility to an author in describing the work and to further elucidate the significance of their paper. The video will create greater visibility of the author's work by being accessible to individuals performing a search for information found within the topic.

Authors need not have extensive or expensive hardware to create the video abstract. Videos can be made on a computer (with camera) and either be in person or be presented as a slideshow or keynote presentation with an audio overlay. The video should be of suitable quality. The JOI editorial staff will review the video to determine if the content falls within the scope of the paper and does not include new or additional information that would expand the conclusions contained within the accepted manuscript. Authors may offer further or more detailed explanations if they desire. The abstract should not be longer than 10 minutes. Once the manuscript has been successfully accepted for publication, authors can decide to avail themselves of this option. Authors choosing to create a video abstract should email their intent to either the Editor-in-Chief (joi.editor@rutkowskidmdphd.com) or the Managing Editor (joi@peertrack.net).

The videos can be submitted by one of two methods:

Method 1: Google Drive

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    Sign up for a free Google account/email address (http://www.google.com)

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    Log in to your account and click the “applications” icon at the top right of any screen (you will see applications like My Account, Search, Maps, Gmail, Calendar, etc.)

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    Select the Google Drive application (web-based file storage)

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    Upload your file to Google Drive

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    Once uploaded, right click the file and select Share

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    Enter the email address: joi.editor@rutkowskidmdphd.com and click “Send”

Method 2: Dropbox

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    Sign up for a free Dropbox account

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    Upload your file to Dropbox

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    Click the file and click Send/Share

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    Enter the email address: joi.editor@rutkowskidmdphd.com and click “Send”

I would also like to note that the 66th Annual American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) Conference will be held in San Diego, California, October 11–14, 2017. The main podium will offer 20 hours of clinical how-to continuing education. Additionally, there will be more than 25 hands-on workshops for participants. On Wednesday October 11 (1:00 pm–5:30 pm) JOI is providing two free workshops: “How to Write a Scientific Paper” and “How to Edit or Review a Scientific Paper”. These workshops will be beneficial to novices or those with experience in these topics. Both limited attendance workshops are tuition-fee.