Preparation of Illustrations for Manuscripts

All illustrations should be placed at the end of the text body together with their figure captions. If a figure consists of several parts, they should be arranged one after another and have a common caption. In a file, illustrations should not be placed in table cells or grouped in a similar way. The original files of illustrations should be submitted along with the manuscript.

Every illustration file should be named to make it clear to which manuscript they belong and in what order they should be placed inside the text. Each file should contain one illustration. If an illustration consists of several parts, they should be grouped in the same file with the correct arrangement of parts.

Vector illustrations should be presented in the format of the graphics editor used to prepare these illustrations. EPS format is also acceptable.

All other illustrations are acceptable in any standard graphics formats, though TIFF is preferable.

Technical Requirements
  1. General Requirements:
    • 1.1. Illustrations should have sizes that match either one-column or two-column layout: 8–8.5 and 17–17.5 cm, respectively;
    • 1.2. Photographs should be submitted in two variants: with and without text and inscriptions. In other illustrations, inscriptions should not touch any parts of the illustrations;
    • 1.3. For inscriptions, please use standard TrueType fonts;
    • 1.4. Do not add shading or grids to the background of graphs.
  2. Line drawings:
    • 2.1. Graphs and diagrams should be prepared in vector graphics editors;
    • 2.2. Vector illustrations should have a resolution of at least 600 dpi;
    • 2.3. Line widths should not be less than 0.5 pt;
    • 2.4. Vector illustrations should not have dotted fill patterns like Noise, Black&White Noise, and Top noise;
    • 2.5. All fonts should be embedded in a file.
  3. Halftone Illustrations:
    • 3.1. Halftone illustrations should have a resolution of at least 300 dpi.
  4. Combined Halftone/Line drawings:
    • 4.1. Such illustrations should have a resolution of at least 600 dpi.

Current Issue


Must the original files of illustrations be submitted along with the manuscript?

Yes, by all means. The original of an illustration is the file of illustration in its original format. Photographs should best be submitted in tiff format with the resolution at least 300 dpi.

How can i get permission for the use of copyrighted materials?

You must send the request to the Russian Academy of Sciences.

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