Author Guidelines on Artwork

JAAOS Global Research & Reviews has strict guidelines on image quality. You must ensure that your figures follow these rules. Failure to supply files in the format specified below will result in the images being returned to you for reformatting. This may lead to an associated delay in the review and publication of your manuscript.

  1. Creating Digital Artwork

    • Learn about the publication requirements for Digital Artwork: http://links.lww.com/ES/A42.
    • Create, scan, and save your artwork and compare your final figure to the Digital Artwork Guideline Checklist (below).
    • Upload each figure to Editorial Manager in conjunction with your manuscript text and tables.
  2. Digital Artwork Guideline Checklist
    Before submitting your digital art to JAAOS Global Research & Reviews:

    • Artwork should be saved as TIFF, PDF, Word Doc, PPT, or EPS files.
    • Artwork should be created in the actual size that (or slightly larger than) it will appear in the journal.
    • Crop out any white or black space surrounding the image.
    • Diagrams, drawings, graphs, and other line art must be vector or saved at a resolution of at least 1200 dpi. If the art is created in an MS Office program, convert it to a hi-res PDF. If the PDF creation process is unfamiliar then submit the MS Office doc.
    • Photographs, radiographs, and other halftone images must be saved at a resolution of at least 300 dpi.
    • Photographs and radiographs with text must be saved as postscript or at a resolution of at least 600 dpi.
    • Each figure must be saved and submitted as a separate file. Figures should not be embedded in the manuscript text file.
  3. Video

    • Preferred formats for 10 MB (up to 100MB): .wmv, .swf, .flv, .mpg, .mpeg, .m4v, .mov, .mp4.
    • For video up to 10 MB, .qt and.avi will be accepted.
    • The narration must be clear and easy to understand.
    • “Off label” use of any pharmaceuticals and/or medical devices must be disclosed.
    • A talent release is required if someone other than the author narrates or appears in the video.