What is a #VisualAbstract?
Some journals like (Annals of Surgery) now allow authors to create short infographics about their research to include with the online version of their articles.
Articles with visual abstracts are more likely to be viewed, read and shared, especially on social media which can help increase an author’s altmetrics.
For more info
Check out Dr. Andrew Ibrahim’s website www.SurgeryRedesign.com. He has a pdf primer on how to make a visual abstract and his twitter feed often has short video tutorials on how to get started.
Piktochart also has an article about the Visualized Article infographic layout with some helpful principles.