AudioSlides FAQ

Getting started

  • I'd like to create an AudioSlides presentation for my article. How do I get started?
    If your article is accepted by one of the journals that participates in the AudioSlides project, you will automatically receive an invitation email with instructions after acceptance of your paper.
  • I did not receive an invitation email but would still like to create an AudioSlides presentation. Is that possible?
    That depends on the journal that you published in; please fill in this form and we'll do our best to work something out.
  • My paper has not been assigned a volume/issue, or has not yet appeared on ScienceDirect. Can I still create an AudioSlides presentation?
    Yes: You can create your AudioSlides presentation when you receive an invitation email. After you have finalized your presentation, it will automatically be shown next to your article when that is published on ScienceDirect.
  • I have not yet received or returned my article proofs. Can I still create an AudioSlides presentation?
    Yes: You can create your AudioSlides presentation when you receive the invitation email. After you have finalized your presentation, it will automatically be shown next to your article when that is published on ScienceDirect.
  • Publication speed is essential for me, so I am concerned that creating an AudioSlides presentation may slow down the publication of my paper?
    No: AudioSlides are created outside of the regular article production workflow, and this will have no impact whatsoever on the publication of your article. The presentation will be added to your article once it's ready.
  • What is the deadline to create an AudioSlides presentation?
    You can finalize your presentation up to 3 months after your paper was accepted.

Creating an AudioSlides presentation

  • I am not very familiar with this format. Do you have some examples?
    Sure, please take a look at the AudioSlides Gallery.
  • What kind of tools do I need to create an AudioSlides presentation?
    Elsevier has developed an easy-to-use web-based tool that you can use. All you need is a computer with a reasonably modern browser and a microphone.
  • Is it necessary to have a voice over with the slides or can this be a slide-only presentation?
    We encourage you to add voice-over recordings to your slides to explain them to your readers.
  • Are there restrictions on the duration or number of slides?
    AudioSlides presentations have a maximum of 5 minutes. There is no strict limit on the number of slides, but we advise you to use 4-6 slides.
  • When I looked at other presentations I noticed that the first slide is the cover page from the published article. Do I need to provide that?
    No, the cover slide is added automatically by the AudioSlides authoring tool.
  • I am not a native English speaker, and I wonder if someone else can add the voice-over recordings?
    Yes, that is possible. You can share your log-in code with co-authors, colleagues, or others who may be able to assist.
  • Can I embed a video in my AudioSlides presentation?
    No, unfortunately that's not possible. You can only upload static slides, preferably PDF.
  • Are there any costs involved?
    No, there are no charges for authors to create an AudioSlides presentation and they are made publicly available for viewing.

Working with AudioSlides presentations

  • Are AudioSlides presentations peer-reviewed?
    No. AudioSlides are presentations about a research article and not an integral part of it, and so they are not subject to peer-review. However an AudioSlides presentation must be of a scientific nature and accurately reflect the content of the corresponding article. Inappropriate content can be reported by users, and may lead to removal of the presentation.
  • Can I embed my AudioSlides presentation in my own website?
    Yes, we invite you to embed your AudioSlides presentation into your personal or research website. After you have finalized your presentation you will receive an embedding code that you can just copy -and-paste into the HTML source of your website.

Questions?