European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

Cover image for Vol. 2016 Issue 24

Editor: Karen Hindson, Deputy Editor: Preeti Vashi

Impact Factor: 2.686

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 12/46 (Chemistry Inorganic & Nuclear)

Online ISSN: 1099-0682

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemCatChem, Zeitschrift für anorganische und allgemeine Chemie

Graphics and Tables

Graphics are schemes, figures, equations and small graphical items that appear in captions. Graphics differ fundamentally from the text portion of your manuscript in that they must be scanned or electronically processed. Schemes should be self-explanatory: reaction conditions should therefore be given above the arrows rather than in the caption.

All numbered compounds in your manuscript should be represented by formula drawings.

Consult the following table for the appropriate size of lettering. Lettering smaller than 3.0 mm will reproduce poorly. Please use only one size of lettering per graphic and the same letter font for all graphics.

Table 1. Guide for preparing graphics.

  Maximum Graphic Width[a]
Letter SizeFont1-Column Format2-Column Format
[a] Most graphics are in 1-column format. [b] We prefer lettering of 3.5 or 4.0 mm with maximum graphic widths of 15 or 17 cm, respectively.
3.0 mm1213 cm26 cm
3.5 mm1415 cm[b]
4.0 mm1617 cm[b]
4.5 mm1819 cm

The settings for one-column graphics constructed with Chem Draw are: Print Setup: Orientation Portrait. Caption and Label Settings: Font Arial, Font Style Standard, Size 12. These settings help ensure the correct letter-size-to-graphic-width ratio for best reproduction.

Use abbreviations such as R1, R2 (not R2), R', R'', Ph, Me, Et, iPr, tBu, Ph, Bn (benzyl), Bz (benzoyl), Hal, L, M (metal), X (heteroatom).

Computer-aided image enhancement is often unavoidable. However, such manipulation can highlight data that are less relevant or unrepresentative and/or suppress genuine and significant signals. These artefacts should be avoided. A clear relationship must remain between the original data and the electronic images that result from those data. If an image has been electronically modified, the form of the modification must be given in the figure caption. If computer-aided processing or modification of an image is a fundamental part of the experimental work, then the procedure used must be clearly described in the Experimental Section.

In the revised version please submit each graphic in its own file within a graphic folder. For good reproduction, the following formats are preferred: *.cdr, *.cdx, *.tif, *.pdf, *.psd, *.ai, *.fh, *.qxd, *.pct, *.eps. The resolution should be a minimum of 300 dpi in general and 600 dpi for bitmap graphics.

Tables should be introduced as such from the appropriate menu. This creates a cell format, which ensures that the rows and columns are reproduced correctly.