Theoretical physicists around Martin Plenio from Imperial College, London, propose to introduce into research papers by short videos that highlights the essentials of the paper and the results. The video is self-made by a small webcam and posted to the Quantiki portal.
The video may be linked to the pre-print server arxiv.org,
where researchers in the branches of mathematics, theoretical physics, and astronomy are used to deposit their papers in advance to publication.
The main goal is to give users an easier access to research, to expand the audience and to push scientists to explain their research to a broader readership. The video is essentially a presentation with maximum 6 minutes length.