Help us reproduce your artwork to the highest possible standards - in both paper and
Submitting your illustrations, pictures, tables and other artwork (such as multimedia
and supplementary files) in an electronic format helps us produce your work to the
best possible standards, ensuring accuracy, clarity and a high level of detail.
These pages show how to prepare your artwork for electronic submission and include
information on common problems, suggestions on how to ensure the best results, and
image creation guides for popular applications.
Whilst it is accepted that authors sometimes need to manipulate images for
clarity, manipulation for purposes of deception or fraud will be seen as scientific
ethical abuse and will be dealt with accordingly.
For graphical images, journals published by Elsevier apply the following policy: no
specific feature within an image may be enhanced, obscured, moved, removed, or
introduced. Adjustments of brightness, contrast, or color balance are acceptable if and
as long as they do not obscure or eliminate any information present in the original.
Nonlinear adjustments (e.g. changes to gamma settings) must be disclosed in the
Sizing of artwork
Line art images
Generic colour information
RGB to Gray conversio
RGB to CMYK conversion
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