While submitting images, tables, charts, or figures along with your manuscript

Images

1. X-ray Images:

  • Ensure high-resolution images with precise details.
  • Label anatomical orientation (e.g., anterior-posterior, lateral).
  • Mark relevant findings or abnormalities.
  • Remove identifying patient information.
  • Submit in standard formats (e.g., DICOM, JPEG).

2. MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) Images:

  • Specify contrast (T1-weighted, T2-weighted, etc.).
  • Include relevant slices (axial, sagittal, coronal).
  • Highlight regions of interest.
  • Anonymize patient details.
  • Use DICOM or other lossless formats.

3. CT (Computed Tomography) Scan Images:

  • Adjust window levels for optimal visualization.
  • Include orthogonal views (axial, sagittal, coronal).
  • Indicate structures or pathologies.
  • Remove personal identifiers.
  • DICOM or high-quality JPEG format.

4. Microscopic Slide Images:

  • Specify magnification level.
  • Mention staining method (e.g., H&E, immunohistochemistry).
  • Include a scale bar for size reference.
  • Highlight relevant cells, tissues, or structures.
  • Anonymize patient information.
  • High-resolution TIFF or JPEG format.

5. Patient’s Face or Organ Images:

  • Obtain written consent from the patient.
  • Anonymize the face (e.g., blur or crop).
  • Describe the clinical context.
  • Submit in high-quality JPEG or PNG format.

In conclusion, when submitting images for web display, it’s crucial to ensure they meet the optimal standards for resolution, size, and format. For web display, images should have a resolution of at least 72-150 DPI (dots per inch). Higher resolutions may be necessary for print versions or websites supporting high-resolution displays. Additionally, it’s essential to resize images appropriately for fast loading times and optimal viewing across different devices.

We recommend adhering to the following ratios and pixel dimensions for various types of images:
– Horizontal Images: 3:2 ratio with a width of 600 pixels (300 pixels for mobile)
– Vertical Images: 3:4 ratio with a width of 600 pixels (300 pixels for mobile)
– Square Images: 1:1 ratio with a width of 600 pixels (300 pixels for mobile)
Accepted image formats include JPEG, PNG, or GIF. By following these guidelines, authors can ensure their images are well-suited for web display, enhancing the reader’s viewing experience and maximizing accessibility.

Figures and Tables

1. File Formats:

  • Submit figures and tables in .jpg, .tif, or .pdf formats.

2. Quality Assurance:

  • Ensure high-quality and correct resolution.
  • Provide one file per figure.
  • Remove unnecessary elements.
  • Use consistent English text.
  • Embed fonts (Arial or Symbol).
  • Maintain a minimum line thickness.
  • Avoid layers or transparent objects.
  • Obtain copyrights for third-party content.
  • Color photographic images: minimum 300 dpi.
  • Grayscale photographic images: minimum 600 dpi.
  • Line art or monochrome images: minimum 1200 dpi.
  • Combination images: minimum 600 dpi.

4. File Naming Conventions:

  • Label figures sequentially (e.g., “Figure 1,” “Figure 2”).
  • Label multi-part figures accordingly.
  • Ensure the presence of all cited figures.

5. Size Limitations:

  • Maintain the highest resolution possible.
  • Remove non-publishable elements.
  • Avoid layers or transparent objects.

6. Figure Legends:

  • Begin with the figure number.
  • Label and describe subfigures.
  • Include explanatory notes.

7. Tables:

  • Provide tables in editable format.
  • Avoid submitting tables as images.

Graphs and Charts

1. Appropriate Types:

  • Use suitable graph types.
  • Avoid 3D graphs.

2. Error Bars:

  • Include error bars for variability.

3. Axis Labels and Units:

  • Clearly label axes.

4. Legends:

  • Provide legends for multiple data series.

5. Font Size:

  • Ensure legible font size.

6. Data Points:

  • Highlight relevant data points.

7. File Formats:

  • Submit editable files or high-resolution images.

Pie Charts

1. Use Sparingly:

  • Limit for simple data representation.

2. Limited Categories:

  • Preferably ≤6 categories.

3. Ordering:

  • Arrange slices in descending order.

4. Labels:

  • Label each slice with percentages.

5. Exploded Slices:

  • Use sparingly for emphasis.

6. Legend or Labels:

  • Include legend or labels.

When handling medical images and figures, remember to adhere to ethical guidelines, patient privacy, and copyright regulations. Should you have any further questions or require assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to receiving your submissions and maintaining the high standards of visual content on our platform.