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Figures and tables

Avoid submission delays by ensuring that all your figures, tables and illustrations are annotated in line with the journal submission guidelines.

Legends and numbering must be consistent with any mentions in the text.

A well-designed table should have:

  • clear and concise legends and captions
  • sufficient spacing between columns and rows
  • clear units
  • font type and size are legible

Key facts:

Poorly presented tables and figures, missing legends and citations in the text, will cause your manuscript to be delayed and sent back to you for amendments.

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The Springer Nature Figure Formatting service can help you to improve the quality of your figures and tables and ensure they conform to your chosen journal's specifications.

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