Manual on Preparation of Figures

Graphs submitted to the Journal should fulfill the following requirements:

  • readable (all text is clear and visible)
  • lines are clearly seen
  • all axes are marked, units of measurements are provided
  • Y-error bars are recommended

Width 8 cm (half-page) or 16 cm (full-page) are preferred.

Quality: vector format (PDF, EMF or EPS) is preferred.

Video manual on how to save Excel plot in vector PDF format.

In Origin, just use Export > As Image File, select PDF or EMF format.

For any photos, JPEG, PNG or TIFF formats are recommended. Minimum quality should be 300 ppi.

Prepare all figures as separate files, add all of them to ZIP or RAR archive and attach as supplementary file during submission.

Manuscript file submitted to the journal must also contain all figures. For better quality, paste Excel plots to Word file in EMF format.

IMPORTANT: KEEP ORIGINAL FILES (EXCEL OR ORIGIN) OF GRAPHS IN SAFE PLACE TILL THE FINAL PUBLICATION OF THE ARTICLE.