Rich-media in A&A articles (June 2014)
Rich-media is rapidly becoming an important tool for researchers – in documenting their experiments, in scientific publication, and in explaining their work to broad audiences. That’s the reason why A&A now provides the possibility to publish multimedia and 3D models. It is embedded within HTML and PDF versions of articles: these are displayed alongside the article’s text.
Videos and animations can now be fully embedded in the text, or linked to.
See for example the following article:
Animations associated with Figures 2 and 6 are fully embedded in the HTML and PDF versions with the LaTeX package “media9”.
That is an example of a hyperlink between the PDF version of an article and the A&A webpage hosting the corresponding videos.
A&A can also publish 3D models. U3D or PRC files may be embedded directly into the PDF with the "media9" package.
See for example figure 15 in the PDF file of the following article:
A&A may also accept links to 3D models on authors’ sites or on any specialised site such as Sketchfab.
The A&A team always strives to offer its authors and readers an ever-increasing range of services.