Seeing is believing: Why including tables and figures matters to the effectiveness of your publications

Jacqueline M. McGrath, Debra Brandon

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Please do not be afraid of the writing process; we are here to help you through this journey. Please do add pictures, figures, tables, and graphs to your manuscript as appropriate for your topic. If you cannot find the right figure or picture to enhance your manuscript, please let us know in your cover letter so we can assist you in finding an appropriate image or so we can suggest something else that might work even better. If you share your questions about artwork we can work with you to produce the best manuscript for publication. Please refer often to our author guidelines during the writing process; details for using pictures, figures, tables, and graphs are outlined within the guideline. Finally, remember that ANC is a 4-color journal. We would like to use that feature to enhance your work, so submitting your pictures, figures, and graphs in full color is important. However, more importantly making sure you follow the guidelines about the quality of pictures is essential, so the images we use are clear and easy for our readership to understand. In the editorial process we will do everything we can to help you enhance your work and increase its scholarly application to improving neonatal care and outcomes. If you are a reviewer for ANC, the next time you are asked to review a manuscript, please consider the visual quality of the manuscript and make recommendations to improve the images and artwork. Help us and the authors to increase their creativity and enhance their work. We want ANC to be the best journal in neonatal care, with articles that help us to enhance our caregiving and patient outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-80
Number of pages4
JournalAdvances in Neonatal Care
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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