Prepare figures with applications capable of creating
high-resolution TIFF or EPS files. Industry-standard
applications such as Illustrator (for EPS) or Photoshop
(for TIFF) offer the tools to produce suitable images.
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Always maintain unedited source materials for all images
as captured before any editing required for submission.
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The Journal of Biological
Chemistry maintains strict standards for acceptance
of digital images. The author is responsible for verifying
that graphics are suitable for scientific review. In all
cases, the final format for digital art submission must be
EPS or TIFF files.
To avoid inaccurate presentation of the data, resolution of
all submitted images must be 300 dpi. For optimal
reproduction online, color figures must be in the RGB color
Multipanel figures (figures with parts labeled a, b, c, d,
etc.) should be assembled into a composite - that is, the
multipanel elements should not be separated and submitted
as different files. Numbers, letters, and symbols used
throughout a multipanel figure must be consistent in font
size and style. The smallest font size in a figure must not
be less than 70% of the largest font in that figure. For
more details about preparing digital art, including
multipanel figures, see "Guidelines"
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While editing of images is often needed for clarity
and/or brevity, the manipulation for deceptive purposes, or
to unfairly enhance, eliminate, or obscure data, is
misconduct and will be addressed as such.
For graphic material, The Journal of Biological
Chemistry has adopted the following policy of the
Journal of Cell Biology:
"No specific feature within an image
may be enhanced, obscured, moved, removed, or introduced.
The groupings of images from different parts of the same
gel, or from different gels, fields or exposures must be
made explicit by the arrangement of the figure (e.g. using
dividing lines) and in the text of the figure legend.
Adjustments of brightness, contrast, or color balance are
acceptable if they are applied to every pixel in the image
and as long as they do not obscure, eliminate, or
misrepresent any information present in the original,
including the background. Nonlinear adjustments (e.g.
changes to gamma settings) must be disclosed in the figure