Graphic Submission Information
- All artwork must be cited in the text, be numbered, and have captions. For clarity, please name files fig1, fig2a, etc.
- Submit original source files or editable PDFs when possible. If you use a unique application, PDFs of the original source files are also acceptable.
- Submit photographs and screenshots as JPG or TIF files.
- Submit graphs, charts, and other illustrations in their original source format (EPS, Sun PS, PDF, Visio, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, or Windows BMP, etc.). Originals should be clear so our graphic artists can reproduce them according to our style.
- Please list art credits/copyrights for images.
- Do not embed images into Microsoft Word files.
If you are sending a screenshot, remember that it is normally 72 dpi. To print this at the highest quality possible, try using the biggest monitor to capture the image. A bigger monitor can include more dots per inch than a smaller one and will make it easier to convert the shot to magazine quality. The ideal formula is 3.5 times the size the image is to appear in the magazine, which allows resizing in Photoshop.
Another suggestion for getting higher-resolution screenshots: If you are on a PC, access the Display control panel, click Settings, and look for the Screen Area box. Set the resolution of the monitor to its highest setting. Then, expand the window to full size and take the screenshot. The screenshot you have taken will have larger dimensions, and even though it may still be at 72 dpi, it will be easier for us to manipulate. If you are on a Macintosh, you can go to Control Panel\Monitors and change the resolution the same way.
Take pictures using the highest resolution possible. Images should be saved as either JPG or raw TIF files.
Note: Saving a low-resolution file with a higher resolution setting DOES NOT increase the image resolution. It only creates a larger file size for the same low-resolution image. When in doubt over resolution, it is always best to send the original artwork to the magazine, where we can scan the photo/image at the correct resolution and size. Images should be in grayscale or CMYK color format.
For more information
Please direct all inquiries regarding illustration and images to our production editor.