Frequently Asked Questions
How can we help?
What is Acaudio Storytime?
Storytime is a way in which we convert your research into an entertaining story that anyone can understand and enjoy. This helps increase the impact of your research. Our scriptwriters specialise in creating a story that builds your research into it in a way that really engages the audience. We use voice actors and our sound engineers make sure that the audio is immersive so that the listener is almost part of the story.
Is it free to record a summary?
Yes! It is free to record directly on the app or upload a summary about your research. There are no hidden costs and charges.
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 to social science papers, or anything in between, we have it at Acaudio.
Is Acaudio free?
Yes. Acaudio is completely free to use. We are champions of open access and want everyone to be able to consume the latest academic research. We charge for the creation of Acaudio Storytime audios, which convert research into immersive audio stories. However, these are free to listen to.
How do I record a summary of my research paper?
Once you have an approved account, you can easily add a research paper summary. You simply need to click the 'create' button and fill out the details of your paper using the prompts we provide. Here you will need to include the title and any co-authors. You will then be asked to answer questions about the four key parts of your research paper: background, methods, key findings, and conclusion(s). This is done by recording using your phone, via our app. You are able to re-record each section as many times as you need. Once you submit, we will clean up 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 all 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 have focussed on research articles as the most popular methods for publishing academic work. However, we welcome various types of publications ranging from books, book chapters, book reviews, monographs, and other unpublished materials. You will still need to answer the standardised questions of Acaudio that allow listeners to follow the gist of your research.
Is Acaudio profiting from my work?
We do not charge anyone to listen to or access your work. Our goal is to open up access. We charge a fee to convert your research into an entertaining story that will reach a much wider audience. The fee covers the costs of our scriptwriters, voice actors, sound engineers and any music we licence.
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.
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 or PhD thesis, since they too contribute to the overall body of knowledge in your field of study.