How to prepare your graphics files

Guide for online submissions
to authors

Manuscript preparation

Checking files
All illustrations should be labelled as fi gures (and/or schemes, charts ...) and numbered using Arabic numerals. Every fi gure must be cited in the text, included in the manuscript (after the text, one graphic per page) and supplied as separate files.

Graphics should be submitted in their desired fi nal size: i.e. prepared for a single (78 mm) or double column (170 mm) format, single column being preferred, and saved as EPS, TIFF or ChemDraw™ files at a resolution of 600 dots per inch.

In reaction diagrams it is preferable to indicate the main reagents and the experimental conditions above the arrow in preference to in a note under the equation.

The figures should be on white background and units and symbols should be consistent between the fi gures and with the text. Characters should be large enough to remain legible after a possible reduction of 70%. The typeface Helvetica should preferably be used for text in thefigures. If possible, it is recommended that ChemDraw™ is used.

Each figure will be printed in black and white unless otherwise instructed (see below).

>> see all details about preparation of graphics in Instructions to authors

Please follow the requirements below to ensure that your electronic graphic fi le will be compatible with MS Word and produce the best possible results by ensuring accuracy, clarity and a high level of detail.

- the graphic fi les must be saved as EPS, TIFF or ChemDraw™
- all type within the fi gures should be at least size 9 (and not more than 12)
- use only following fonts: Helvetica, Arial, Times, Symbol
- line art should have a resolution of approximately 1 000 dpi
- half-tone graphics (photographs or graphics with shades of gray) should have a resolution of 600 dpi
- a fi gure that is a combination of both a half-tone and line art must have a resolution of at least 600 dpi
- color: please contact the editor prior to submission about the use of color fi gures when they are indispensable to the presentation

Correct resolution of 800 dpi or more and consistent font size.

Low resolution results in bad quality output

Unequal type size of the text makes it very difficult to reduce the figures to be readable


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