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Acceptable File Formats


AGU journals accept numerous file formats for text, graphics, animations/movies, and sound. Authors are encouraged to review the Figure FAQ for additional information on specific formats. Contact graphics-help@agu.org for guidance.

Table 1. Acceptable Text Formats

File FormatSubmissionPublicationArchive
WordXX 
LaTeXXX 
XML a  X

a XML is the article source file from which online and print versions are derived. Currently, tools are not widely available to enable authors to generate XML files in accordance with AGU’s document type definition (DTD).

Table 2. Acceptable Vector Graphics Formats

File FormatSubmissionPublicationArchive
EPSXXX
PDFXX 
Shapefile aXXX

a Authors must supply .dwg in addition to .shp for the print. Contact graphics-help@agu.org for assistance.

For additional information and detailed guidelines on preparing graphics files, see Guidelines for Preparing Graphics Files.

Table 3. Acceptable Raster (Image) Graphics Formats

File FormatSubmissionPublicationArchive
JPEG aXXX
PNGXX bX
TIFFXXX
GeoTIFFXXX

a Not all JPEG figures are acceptable. Files must meet minimum requirement of 300 dpi.

b Acceptable for electronic-only journals.

Table 4. Acceptable Animation/Movie/Map Formats a

File FormatSubmissionPublicationArchive
MPEG-1XXX
MPEG-2XXX
MPEG-4/DivXXXX
AVIXXX
MOVXX 
VRMLXXX
Animated GIF bXX 
SWF bXX 
Protein Data Bank (PDB)XXX
KMLXXcX

a Contact graphics-help@agu.org to discuss formats not listed here.

b Archived as individual TIFF/EPS images.

c Acceptable for auxiliary material only.

Table 5. Acceptable Sound Formats

File FormatSubmissionPublicationArchive
WAVXXX
MP3XXX
AUXXX
AIFFXXX

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