Figures should be created using a computer program and submitted in their original formats, and not in Word or PowerPoint formats. All illustrations (line drawings and photographs) are classified as figures. Figures should be cited in consecutive order in which they appear in the text. Magnifications should be indicated using a scale bar on the illustration. Figures must be supplied electronically as high resolution (at least 300 dpi) files. Digital images available only as low-resolution files should not be used.
The instructions on this page pertain to figures included in the main article.
All figures must meet JPGIM requirements for depictions of humans and content licensing.
Authors submitting manuscripts that include identifying or potentially identifying information must comply with our requirements for informed consent.
Identifying information includes, but is not limited to:
We uphold the right to anonymity and take all necessary steps to protect the privacy of those who participate in research.
Authors must avoid providing identifying information unless strictly necessary for the submission. All submissions are checked for documentation of patient consent for publication and for any potentially identifying information. Submissions that include identifying patient information without appropriate patient consent will not be considered for publication.
If identifying information is discovered after publication, the article will be temporarily withdrawn while any content compromising participant privacy is removed.
Figures, tables, and images are published under the Creative Commons Attribution CC BY-SA 4.0 license. Read the full licenses and copyright policy.
Do not submit any figures, photos, tables, or other works that have been previously copyrighted or that contain proprietary data unless you have and can supply written permission from the copyright holder to use that content.
Image files should not be manipulated or adjusted in any way that could lead to misinterpretation of the information present in the original image. Please be aware that we may also require you to supply us with your original photographic images in the original file format and at the resolution at which they were first created.
Your figures contain three elements: figure files, captions, and in-text citations.
When naming your figures, match the figure file name and the caption label with the corresponding in-text citations in the manuscript. Example: a figure file named; "Fig1.tif" should match the citation "Fig 1" and the figure label "Fig 1." in the caption.