This visual abstract has appeared to summarise the findings of our article about tweeting and infection-related conferences (previous post about the article here):
The image does a good job of summarising the key findings of the paper:
- An awful lot of tweets (24,000) were linked to four infection-related conferences, most of which were sent during the conference;
- Tweets with web links were twice as likely to be retweeted as those without; but
- Tweets with photos were much less likely to be retweeted than those without.
I like the idea of a visual abstract to quickly summarise the key findings of a paper. I think that they, along with video summaries for high-profile articles, are going to be part of the future of academic publishing.