Finally, you must pay attention to the use of decimals, lines, etc.
(Figure 7)[divider] This section responds to the question of how the problem was studied.
An article begins with the Title, Abstract and Keywords.
The article text follows the IMRAD format, which responds to the questions below: Finally, keep in mind that each publisher has its own style guidelines and preferences, so always consult the publisher's Guide for Authors.[divider]Remember that "a figure is worth a thousand words." Hence, illustrations, including figures and tables, are the most efficient way to present your results.
To this end: If you are using photographs, each must have a scale marker, or scale bar, of professional quality in one corner.
In photographs and figures, use color only when necessary when submitting to a print publication.Lines joining data only can be used when presenting time series or consecutive samples data (e.g., in a transect from coast to offshore in Figure 5).However, when there is no connection between samples or there is not a gradient, you must use histograms (Figure 5). You must take this into account, or they may be illegible to readers (Figure 6).Editor’s note: This 2014 post conveys the advice of a researcher sharing his experience and does not represent Elsevier’s policy.However, in response to your feedback, we worked with him to update this post so it reflects our practices.Angel Borja is Head of Projects at AZTI-Tecnalia, a research center in the Basque Country in Spain specializing in marine research and food technologies.Formerly he was also Head of the Department of Oceanography and Head of the Marine Management Area.Use sub-headings to keep results of the same type together, which is easier to review and read.Number these sub-sections for the convenience of internal cross-referencing, but always taking into account the publisher's Guide for Authors.Your data are the driving force of the paper, so your illustrations are critical!How do you decide between presenting your data as tables or figures?