Research video abstracts in the making: A revised move analysis

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This article reports on a revised move analysis of a video abstract (VA) repository curated by Cell Press. The analysis reveals that the VA displays several distinct core moves, optional moves, and move units. The analysis suggests that albeit evidence being inconclusive due to the sample size, the VA is in effect an emerging genre whose implications for further research and practice are worth discussing. The article also questions the assumed analytic pertinence of move analysis to researching multimodal genres and cautions against the uncritical use of the VAs curated by leading academic publishers and journals in professional training.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)423-446
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Technical Writing and Communication
Issue number4
Early online date17 Dec 2019
Publication statusPublished - 01 Oct 2020


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