The above video will quickly take you through the functions of this site. After viewing this video, you can then select any of the menu items of your choice for a more 'in-depth' video and/or text explanation.
For those of you unable to face the all encompassing audio-visual experience above, here's a handy transcript (the video is more fun though):
We’re MiniManuscript… and we’re here to save you time.
In academia time wasting is a big issue. We all have to read a massive amount of literature for any project we do - it’s a huge task and yet for some reason we each decide to do the whole lot ourselves. It’s total madness! We need to divide and conquer!
Imagine if each person in the world took just a few papers and read them, between us we could cover the lot. And that’s exactly what MiniManuscript does – we’ve created a worldwide academic super-brain so we can pool our resources.
So how does this work?
MiniManuscript is a website where users write summaries of research papers they’ve read. By reading the summaries, you can spend two minutes rather than two hours deciding whether a paper is relevant to you.
We’re a bit like watching the trailers before deciding which film to go to – they don’t replace the full feature but it means you only see the ones you really want to. Some might say we’re the speed dating of the manuscript world. We give you a quick taster, that crucial first impression then let you decide whether you want to take things further.
- Search for a topic, author or specific paper
- Read the summary
- Check who’s contributed
- Feel free to improve it and browse other media formats
- Or keep track of the papers you’re reading by writing your own summary and uploading related media content
- It’s a great platform for publicising your own research and showcasing your science communication
- Save any content you want to your favourites so you can easily find it later
- Share with friends
- Then have your say, discuss the work and ask questions.
So there you have it, MiniManuscript – saving the world, one summary at a time.