The information here is intended to help authors provide the highest-quality figures for publication in JCI Insight. Note that during the production process, JCI Insight staff may resize, rearrange, and edit the figures so that they conform to JCI Insight style.
The following figure published in JCI is representative of the quality we strive to meet:
Your figures should look sharp and crisp when viewed at 100% magnification in Photoshop.
Note: Images created for use on the Web are usually 72 ppi and are not of sufficient quality for our purposes.
|All figures - 600 ppi|
|Original image - good proportions||Width decreased disproportionately||Width increased disproportionately|
|Before manipulation||After manipulation|
|High-quality JPEG file||Low-quality JPEG file|
|Original image||Pixelated when blown up|
|Original image||Blurry when blown up|
Graphs of quantitative data must be presented in a manner that clearly shows the distribution of data and variation. In general, graphs should be presented as dot plots, with the average and the appropriate error bars indicated; or as box and whisker plots, with values defined in the legend (the bounds of the boxes, the lines within the boxes, the whiskers, and any outlying values). Presenting data as columns with error bars (dynamite plunger plots) is not permitted.