Developing a Graphical Abstract

Enhance your article with a graphical abstract.

Summarize your article visually with a graphical abstract to capture your reader’s attention. A graphical abstract is a concise, illustrative reflection of the content of your article. The graphical abstract should highlight the main point of your article and include a caption describing the image. A graphical abstract must undergo peer review along with the rest of your article. Be sure to upload it during article submission.

Image specifications

  • Dimensions: 660 x 295 pixels
  • File types: JPG, TIF, PNG, GIF, DOC, DOCX, PDF, PS, EPS, or BMP
  • Recommended file size: <45 KB

The graphical abstract image file will be converted to JPG format for publication. Static image files should have the file name gagraphic when uploaded.

Video specifications

  • Frame rate: 29.97 frames per second (FPS)
  • Resolution: 16:9 screen aspect ratio
  • File types: MP4 preferred; MOV, WMV, and AVI may be provided for conversion to MP4
  • Recommended file size: <100 MB

The video file must be accompanied by a static image that meets the image specifications above. The video file name should be gavideo and the static file name should be gacovergraphic when uploaded.

Audio specifications

  • File types: MP3, AIFF, MOV (Quicktime Audio), RA (Real Audio), and WAV (Windows Audio)
  • Recommended file size: <3 MB

The audio file must be accompanied by a static image that meets the image specifications above. The audio file name should be gaaudio and the static file name should be gacovergraphic when uploaded.

PowerPoint files

Convert PowerPoint slideshows into a MOV movie file and set the time for each frame to display at approximately 3-5 seconds. Follow the video specifications above.

 

Graphical abstract example

Graphical abstract example. From N. Neverova et al., “Learning Human Identity From Motion Patterns,” in IEEE Access, vol. 4, no. , pp. 1810-1820, 2016. doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2016.2557846