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Research, Writing and Publishing: Present Your Research

Tell the Story of Your Research Results

Visual representations of your research results can effectively communicate their significance to your colleagues and the world.

Learn best practices for using images in articles or other publications, developing slides for classes or scientific meetings, creating posters for research fairs or conferences, and more.

Presentation Guidelines

Figures, Tables and Other Images

Common Journal Requirements

  • File type: JPG, TIFF; occasionally PDF or EPS
  • Image Resolution: 300 ppi
  • Labeling: Large enough to read.  Many journals prefer simple fonts like Arial or Helvetica.
  • Copyright information: you or FSU may retain copyright (recommended) or choose to give copyright to the journal (not recommended)

Finding, Using and Citing Others' Images

If an image is in the public domain, you do not need to request permission to use it; otherwise, the copyright holder must agree that you may use the image. Either way, credit the creator of the image.



Poster guidelines developed by two College of Medicine faculty members:

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