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Guidelines for Preparing and Submitting Figures 

Visual Presentation of Data

Stacy Christiansen

The preferred format for submitting figures varies among scientific journals. Authors who submit figures with a scientific manuscript should consult the instructions for authors of the publication for specific requirements. For example, some journals require all files to be submitted through a Web-based submission system, others may request email attachments, and still others may prefer to receive materials in hard copy. When high-resolution graphic files are required that are too large to be sent via email or a Web-based system, the images may be loaded onto a fixed medium such as a CD. The following guidelines apply for figures submitted

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