Cover image for Vol. 17 Issue 3

Editor: Greta Heydenrych; Editorial Board Chairs: Christian Amatore, Michael Grätzel, Michel Orrit

Impact Factor: 3.419

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 7/34 (Physics Atomic Molecular & Chemical); 41/139 (Chemistry Physical)

Online ISSN: 1439-7641

Associated Title(s): Advanced Materials, ChemBioChem, ChemCatChem, ChemElectroChem, ChemSusChem, Small

How to Prepare Great Looking Charts

Key points:

  • Send your graphs as high-resolution files in vector graphics formats (eps, pdf, and xls are also acceptable).
  • Use sans-serif fonts.
  • Use no more than two different letter sizes and use them consistently.
  • Write all symbols in italics.
  • Use a forward slash to separate symbols and units.
  • Use full stops to indicate decimals.
  • Remove borders and gridlines.
  • Use symbols (e.g. △, ▲, ▽, ▼, □, ■, ○, ●, ◇, ◆) to distinguish data points that belong to different series.
  • Use different line styles or colors to distinguish different series.

  1. Please do not add shades or frames around subfigure labels.
  2. Please remove major and minor gridlines from the chart area.
  3. Please do not use frames around legends. Please use legends either in your chart or in the caption.
  4. Please use a symbol (in italics) to indicate the variable, and separate it from its unit with a forward slash, for example: "t / h" or "J / mA cm−2". Please use negative exponents in units ("mol L−1"). Note the use of "/" as separator (not brackets). Note that symbols (representing a variable) should be italicized, but not units (i.e., "T / K").
  5. Please use full stops as decimal separators, not commas.

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