For Authors Figures and Tables Guidelines

For Authors

Figures and Tables Guidelines

All figures and tables should be numbered in the order they are first mentioned in the text, and uploaded in this order.
All figures and tables should be numbered in the order they are first mentioned in the text, and uploaded in this order.
Images showing any patient or patient’s scans should not contain information that might identify them, unless you provide written permission from the patient allowing use of the specific image.
We accept that figures in our journals are rarely simple, and that certain adjustments are acceptable to help show experimental results clearly. The guiding principle when preparing digital artwork should be to ensure that the version submitted to us is an honest and accurate representation of the original observation(s) and will not lead to possible misinterpretation of what was done experimentally.
Image resolution
• Image resolution in this context is simply a measure of the number of pixels per inch (also called dots per inch, dpi) defining the image and does not relate to the quality of an image in terms of focus, contrast and legibility.
• Images must be clear, of good contrast and legible at the size they are to appear in the journal.
• Insufficient image size and/or resolution (dpi) will result in poor quality (blurred) printed figures if they are upscaled.
Figure legends:
• Figure legends should be listed one after the other, as part of the text document and separate from the figure files.
• Figure legends must begin with a brief title for the whole figure and continue with a short description of each panel or part.
• All symbols (eg. asterisks, hashtags) used to indicate significant differences in the figures must be defined accordingly in the figure legend.
• All error bars must be defined in the figure legend.
• Legends should not contain any details of the methods.
• Each table should be submitted on a separate Word file.
• Times New Roman. Font size 12. Spacing 1.5.
• Label using Roman numerals, i.e. Table I, Table II, etc.
• Include a short title.
• All symbols and abbreviations should be defined immediately below the table.
Abbreviations and Symbols:
Use only standard abbreviations; use of nonstandard abbreviations can be confusing to readers. Avoid abbreviations in the title of the manuscript. The spelled-out abbreviation followed by the abbreviation in parenthesis should be used on first mention unless the abbreviation is a standard unit of measurement.