This data set includes YouTube video abstract (VA) publisher trends data (number of VAs published, dates, titles, descriptions and view counts) that were captured using the Firefox Outwit Hub data extraction tool (date range: May 15, 2008 - May 28, 2013). Outwit Hub was also used to capture data for the New Journal of Physics (NJP) hosted VAs dates, titles, and view counts for a correlational usage analysis with the identical NJP YouTube channel data (date range: March 1, 2010 - December 31, 2012). Journal Citation Reports (JCR) was used to capture the titles of all NJP articles and citation counts over the same time period (date range: March 1, 2010 - December 31, 2012). Though citation counts were not used in this study, they may be of value for further exploration. Finally, journal publisher video abstract guidelines were captured from the publishers websites. This data file is related to the published article: Spicer, S. (2014). Exploring Video Abstracts in Science Journals: An Overview and Case Study. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication. The Microsoft Excel file (.xls) is available in their original form. For preservation and long-term access, the multiple-tab structure of the excel files have been converted to comma separated value (.csv) files and included here as a zip. The data is identical in these two versions, except that the archived version will not include any special formatting of the excel files (colored cells, bold, etc.) or graphs generated from the data. See READ ME.txt for a description of the data for each tab.