The information here is intended to help authors provide the highest-quality figures for publication in the JCI. Note that during the production process, JCI staff may resize, rearrange, and edit the figures so that they conform to JCI style.
The following figure published in the 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.
|Photographic, grayscale, and black & white images: 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|
We recommend that individual data be presented as dot plots shown next to the average for the group with appropriate error bars. For example, in the figure below a data set of 12 observations is displayed as a dot plot alongside the mean and SEM (left) and as a plunger plot with SEM (right). The dot plot clearly reveals the distribution of the data, whereas the dynamite plunger obscures the skewness of the data.