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Illustration and Figures

These Figure Formatting and Custom Illustration services are brought to you by American Journal Experts (AJE).

Make your existing figure files compliant with journal guidelines or create new illustrations, graphical abstracts, or short animations.

Upload your files for Figure Formatting or request a quote for Custom Illustration below.

Figure Services

Figure Services

Price: $70 per figure, regardless of the number of panels, graphs, or images it contains

The Figure Formatting service uses your files to generate high-quality figures that conform to your chosen journal’s specifications. This includes changes to file type, resolution, color space, font, scale, line weights, and layout (to improve readability and professional appearance).

To use this service, simply assemble your figures into a single file and upload, stating the name of the journal that you are submitting your manuscript to. Acceptable file formats are listed in the FAQ.


Custom Illustration and Graphing

In addition to Figure Formatting for your existing figures, Custom Illustration can assist you by generating original illustrations based on sketches, re-drawing low-resolution diagrams and flowcharts to generate high-quality figures, or creating graphs from data tables. The illustrators work directly with you to help you turn your ideas and data into figures that will help you communicate your research, whether in print, on posters, or in slide presentations.

Price: Owing to the unique nature of this service, pricing varies with the project. Services start around US$70–100.

Request a Quote Form

Interested in the Custom Illustration and Graphing service? Contact us using the form below to get started.

Our Guarantee

Our Guarantee

AJE guarantees that the formatted figures and tables that you receive will meet the stated specifications of the journal that you selected. If the journal has any issues with the preparation of your figures or tables, those issues will be resolved for free. In addition, if you are dissatisfied with any aspect of the appearance of your formatted figures, the formatting team will work with you until you are happy with the presentation of your data.

Our Custom Illustration Service provides you with original illustrations, graphs, and diagrams based on your ideas. This process is inherently iterative, and AJE guarantees to continue to adjust the illustration, graph, or diagram until you are happy with the presentation of your data or ideas.

FAQ

Figure Services

What do you do when figure files for submission need to be formatted differently from the final figures for publication (after acceptance)?
We format the figures according to the author instructions for the final publication (assuming that these instructions are available).
How will you format images, such as photographs and micrographs?
In order to generate top-quality figures, images that are included within a figure should also be sent independently in the highest available resolution file. For ethical reasons, we are unable to make changes to brightness, contrast, or color balance, and we will not crop the image.
What file types do you accept for figure formatting?

We are currently able to process the following file types:

  • Any standard graphic format, such as .tif, .jpg, .png, .bmp, or .gif
  • .doc, .docx (Microsoft Word)
  • .odt (OpenOffice Writer)
  • .ppt, .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint)
  • .odp (OpenOffice Impress)
  • .xls, .xlsx (Microsoft Excel)
  • .ods (OpenOffice Calc)
  • .opj (Origin)
  • .cdr (CorelDRAW)
  • .ai, .ait (Adobe Illustrator)
  • .psd, .pdd (Adobe Photoshop)
  • .eps (various programs)

File types that are not on this list should be exported as .eps or .pdf files. If you use alternative software, we can also advise you on the best procedure to export figures in one of our recommended file types.

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