A graphical abstract is a single image that visually represents the primary findings of an article, allowing readers to easily identify the article’s essential message. The graphical abstract appears at the top of the online version of the article.
Authors may upload an image file prepared according to the journal’s figure instructions. The figure should constitute a single image, without distinct lettered parts and without a legend or other associated text. The following specifications are recommended:
Note: A schematic model figure from the article itself may be used as the graphical abstract. During copyediting of the paper, the graphical abstract will be reviewed by journal staff, and corrections may be made (e.g., for misspelling or mislabeling). Examples of graphical abstracts: