Artwork Editing

With our artwork editing service, all the artwork in your manuscript will be modified to the technical specifications of your target journal. Our image editors are highly skilled in the creation of scientific figures and well versed in the publication conventions of your discipline. Artwork Editing typically takes 4-6 days and can be ordered with Editing or Translation services or as a stand-alone service.

What We Do

See below for samples of the improvements made using our Artwork Editing service. Please tell us which journal you plan to submit your manuscript to when uploading your documents for Artwork Editing




Artwork Editing Services

Our editors use state-of-the-art software to check and address all technical aspects of your artwork, including resolution (DPI or PPI), color, image and file size, and more, to ensure adherence to journal requirements.

How it Works

We match your manuscript with artwork experts with relevant subject-matter knowledge as well as the technical know-how to produce artwork for research manuscripts in your discipline.
Your graphs, photographs, illustrations, diagrams, and other visuals are adjusted according to journal guidelines.
Your artwork is prepared for inclusion in the main manuscript.


What file types do you accept for figure services?+
We are currently able to process the following file types:

DOC, DOCX (Microsoft Word)
ODT (OpenOffice Writer)
PPT, PPTX (Microsoft PowerPoint)
XLS, XLSX (Microsoft Excel)
AI, AIT (Adobe Illustrator)
PSD, PDD (Adobe Photoshop)
EPS (Various Programs)

File types not on this list should be exported as EPS files. Authors using alternative software can contact us for the best procedure to export figures in one of our recommended file types.
How will you format images such as photographs and micrographs?+
To generate publication-quality figures, images that are included within a figure should also be sent separately 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.
My manuscript contains tables that require formatting. Is table formatting included in Artwork Editing?+
No, our Artwork Editing service will only format figures and illustrations. You may select our Formatting service to format the tables according to the requirements of your target journal.
How can I review my formatted figures when they are returned in a new file type not supported by my computer software?+
Many journals require figures to be submitted as EPS files, which may not open with your current software. In addition to the submission-ready file, we will also send TIFF or PDF versions of your new figures for you to review.
What do you do whenever figure files for submission need to be formatted differently than 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). Any new figures or ones that require changes or reformatting after peer review are considered new submissions and must be purchased separately.
How do I edit my figure after it has been formatted?+
You will need to have access to the appropriate software to make changes to your figures in their new file format. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you send the FINAL version of your figures to us for formatting. We stand behind the quality of our work, and if a figure does not meet your expectations, we will work with you to correct the issue.

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