Prepare Supplementary Materials

Go beyond the article page with multimedia supplementary materials.

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Sometimes text and graphics are not enough to communicate your research. Supplement your article with multimedia materials such as:

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Developing a Graphical Abstract

Summarize your article visually with a graphical abstract to capture your reader’s attention. A graphical abstract is a concise, illustrative reflection of the content of your article; it can be an image, a video, an audio file, or a PowerPoint file.… Read More >


Producing Video

Complement your written work with a video which will be published alongside the article in the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library. Include the video summary with the rest of your article during submission so that it can be peer reviewed.… Read More >


Preparing Multimedia Materials

Multimedia objects such as video clips, source code, or data sets can complement the text and graphics of your article. Learn more in our guide on preparing multimedia materials (PDF, 6 MB).… Read More >


Creating a README File for Datasets

Make your submitted data easier to understand with a detailed README file. Include the following sections in your README file:

  • Description: An overall description of the objects and what the audience can expect to gain by downloading them;
  • Size: The total size of all objects, in kilobytes if less than one megabyte in size, or in megabytes if one megabyte or greater in size.
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Creating a README File for Supplementary Material

Communicate your work more effectively with a pertinent video or audio clip multimedia file. Include the following sections in a README file for your playable multimedia object.

  • Description: An overall description of the objects and what the audience can expect to gain by downloading them;
  • Size: The total size of all objects, in kilobytes if less than one megabyte in size, or in megabytes if one megabyte or greater in size.
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