Frequently Asked Questions
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Which subjects and disciplines are on Acaudio?
Academic research papers from any and every discipline are hosted on Acaudio. Whether you are looking for the latest medical research papers, social science research papers or anything in between we have it at Acaudio.
Is Acaudio free?
Yes. Acaudio is free to use for a limited amount of papers each month. However, beyond a certain point we charge a small monthly subscription fee of £5.99 or annual subscription fee of £59.99. These fees help us attract more papers and cover running costs. We are working on creating a Spotify streaming model fro Acaudio so that everyone can always have access to audio summaries albeit with ad breaks. This removes more barriers for students, academics and the general public from accessing academic research.
How do I record a summary of my research paper?
Once you have an approved account, you can very easily add a research paper summary. You simply need to click the create button and fill out the details of your paper - including the title and co authors if you have any. You will then be prompted to answer questions about the four key parts of your research paper: background, method, key findings and conclusions and recommendations. Once you have recorded your answer by speaking into your phone, review and submit. We will then clean the audio file and upload it. It's that simple.
What if I have co-authors, can they record with me?
Yes. When you record the summary of your research paper you have two options: record it yourself or invite a co-author to record it. If you choose to invite someone to record, they will receive an email alert with a link taking them to the recording page.
Can I make a summary of work that is not a published research paper?
Yes. We are very aware that sometimes academics and research do not publish some of the research they have worked on as academic articles. That is why we welcome you to make summaries of books, book chapters, monographs, unpublished materials or any other academic work. You will still need to answer the standardised questions of Acaduio that allow listeners to get the gist of your research.
Is Acaudio profiting from my work?
Our platform is designed to open access as much as possible and in the most sustainable way. While we do charge for unlimited access, we expect most users to use the free version. This means that the fees we charge will be used only to sustain the operations of Acaudio so that more work is constantly added to the library.
Can I cite Acaudio audio papers?
We provide links to academic research papers so that you don't need to go looking for them. This will allow you to properly reference the article summary you listen to. We are working to secure a new type of citations for the various referencing schemes and will provide updates once we have made progress.
Does Acaudio offer student discounts?
As we are still in our early days, we do not yet offer student discounts. However, we are working to put a student offer in place so that students from around the world can get access to Acaudio and cut a substantial amount fo time when carrying out literature reviews.
I am a doctoral student, can I summarise my article or my PhD thesis?
Yes. We welcome you to share an audio summary of your research articles or PhD dissertation since they too contribute to the overall body of knowledge in your field of study.
Can I get full access to Acaudio through my university like other academic journals?
As of now we only offer individual memberships. That means, for now, you can only get access directly by subscribing. However, as more students request university access we will be able to provide memberships to universities so that you do not have to pay.
How does my Acaudio premium membership work?
Each month you can listen to 4 research summaries for free. If you reach this limit and still want to listen to more research summaries you can purchase a subscription through the app store of your device. You will then have unlimited access to all the research on the app.
Can I cancel my membership?
Yes. If you would like to cancel your membership, you can do this through your device's app store or settings.
Can I reinstate a cancelled membership?
If you have cancelled your membership but still have time before your next billing date then you will continue to have unlimited access. If you'd like to reinstate your membership past the billing date you must subscribe again as usual or contact support.