APS Figure Format and Style Guidelines

Updated October 2013

 

1) For raster (pixel-based) images (brain scans, photographs of experimental setup, etc):

2) For vector (line-based) graphics (graphs, line art, diagrams, etc):

Please adhere to the following format when naming figure files: AuthorLastNameFigX.fileformat (e.g. SmithFig1.xls, SmithFig2.jpg, etc.).

Q: I created my figure in Excel and copied and pasted it into Word. Which version should I submit?

A: Submit the Excel file.

Q: I created my figure in SigmaPlot and copied and pasted it into Word. Which version should I submit?

A: Export the figure from SigmaPlot in PDF format and submit the PDF file.

Q: My figure was created in PowerPoint and includes text boxes as well as 2 photos I embedded in the slide. What should I submit?

A: Submit both the PowerPoint file and a high-resolution JPEG of each photo.

3) If you still have questions about your figure files, please contact Amy Drew, APS Peer Review Manager, at adrew@psychologicalscience.org.

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