Preparation of graphic files
- LymphoSign Journal strongly urges authors to send their figure files for journal production as one of the following extensions: *.eps, *.tif, *.pdf, *ai, *.jpg, *.doc, or *.xls.
- These file types can be created by exporting or saving within most common software programs to create the figure file.
- Do not use any compression to *.tif files (e.g., LZW) when saving or exporting, and please use the D_no OPI or High Quality Print option in Adobe Acrobat Distiller, when creating a figure *.pdf file.
- For bitmaps, please submit a file with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi for halftones and colour, and a minimum resolution of 600 dpi for line art, at final size.
- If you are submitting a *.jpg file, it must have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi and be saved with "maximum quality" at final size.
- Name the figure files using the following format. Figure1.xxx, Figure2.xxx (where xxx is the file extension, e.g. ai, eps)
- Embed imported parts (do not link them).
- Embed non-standard fonts or else convert the text to curves.
- When possible, use symbols and (or) different line types rather than colour to help differentiate data.
- When choosing shades of gray and colour in a figure please note the following:
- Fills and outlines should be greater than 10% black.
- Avoid using light colours such as: yellow, light yellow, chalk, or pale yellow.
- Multipanel figures:
- Rather than sending four files (e.g., Figure1a.tif, Figure1b.tif, Figure1c.tif), the three parts should be assembled into one piece and supplied as one file.
List of accepted formats for journal production
||File Extensions (Save As or Export)|
|Adobe Illustrator CS4 or lower||*.ai, *.eps|
|Adobe Photoshop CS4 or lower||*.tif, *.jpg|
|MS Excel||*.xls, *.xlsx|
|MS Word||*.doc, *.docx|
All files must be submitted electronically via ScholarOne. Please note that low-resolution files should be uploaded during the original submission in ScholarOne, and high-resolution files should be uploaded once the manuscript has been accepted.